- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Facing a judge’s deadline, the Alexandria City Council has agreed to pay a Baton Rouge attorney $1.3 million for work years ago on the city’s lawsuit against Cleco.

Mayor Jacques Roy was expected to sign the ordinance Wednesday, allowing wire transfer of the payment to H. Craig Davidson Jr.

The Town-Talk reports (https://townta.lk/1u0BFt2 ) that Wednesday was the deadline set by U.S. District Judge Dee Drell. The council voted Tuesday to pay Davidson.

His contract allocated him one-tenth of any settlement. However, he was no longer working on the case when the city’s new contract was approved four years ago. Its “settlement value” was estimated at about $50 million.

Drell ruled in 2012 that Davidson should get $1.3 million. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his ruling in January.

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Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, https://www.thetowntalk.com


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