- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A state district court judge this week will hear arguments in the wrongful termination lawsuit Port Allen Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain filed against former Mayor Demetric Slaughter.

Attorneys for McCain tell The Advocate (https://bit.ly/1vnpjZQ) the three-day bench trial is set to begin Tuesday.

The legal battle between the two women started in February 2013 when Slaughter, only a month into her first term as mayor, tried to fire McCain over accounting deficiencies cited in an annual audit report for the city.

McCain reacted by filing suit against Slaughter and quickly got her job back through a judge’s order. That judge ruled the mayor lacked authority to dismiss the chief financial officer without City Council approval.

Slaughter eventually was recalled from office 11 months into her tenure as mayor.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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