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Judge: Ex-SU official failed to prove case

3 years ago June 28, 2012 Jun 28, 2012 Thursday, June 28 2012 Thursday, June 28, 2012 6:19:37 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful termination and retaliation case against the Southern University System Board of Supervisors, a board member and a former interim president of the system.

U.S. District Judge James J. Brady ruled Wednesday that Joseph Cedric Shelton, Southern's former alumni affairs administrator, did not prove his case during the three-day trial.

Brady granted the defendants' motion for dismissal before they called their first witness. The judge also ruled there was no need for jurors to deliberate.

Shelton had alleged that he was fired in 2009 because he testified on behalf of former Southern President Ralph Slaughter in a retaliation suit Slaughter filed against the board.

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