Posted: Jul 1, 2014 10:14 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jul 1, 2014 10:41 AM
PORT ALLEN - A judge dismissed most of the claims against former Port Allen mayor Deedy Slaughter Tuesday morning, encouraging her and Port Allen Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain to instead just work out their differences.
Slaughter fired McCain last year after the WBRZ Investigative Unit obtained documents surrounding a trip Slaughter took to Washington D.C. without evidence of any city business. A judge later reinstated McCain. McCain's suit claimed Slaughter retaliated after trying to fire her, violated the state's whistle blower statute, defamed McCain and meddled in her work after the judge ordered Slaughter not to.
Judge Alvin Batiste dismissed all those claims against Slaughter Tuesday, leaving intact claims of emotional distress. McCain's attorneys have 15 days to amend their claims on the dismissed charges to see if the judge will take them back up again. A trial date was set for Sept. 16 to take up the remaining claims.
As the former mayor left court, she said she "loves" McCain, and that her actions were misunderstood.
News 2's Chris Nakamoto will have more details starting at noon.