- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Now that Mark Cockerham has stepped down from his Lafayette Parish School Board seat, the two women who challenged his residency status want to dismiss their lawsuit against him. But Cockerham still wants his day in court.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1yVNNAp) Cockerham wants to move forward with the scheduled Oct. 20 hearing on the lawsuit and his requests that the court sanction Nancy Cech and his opponent in the upcoming Nov. 4 election, Dawn Morris, for filing it.

In court filings, Cockerham claims that the two women improperly filed the suit and that Morris, specifically, did so for an “improper political purpose.”

The women’s attorney filed papers Wednesday seeking to have the suit dismissed.

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

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