Melody Dareing Jan. 27, 2014, 4:26pm

An appeals court affirms a previous ruling for judgments in lawsuits and cross-lawsuits involving a city, an electric corporation and several attorneys.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling submitted Jan. 15 in the case of the city of Alexandria vs. Bridgett Brown vs. Cleco Corporation, et al, Jacques Roy, Charles E. Johnson Jr., intervenor defendants – appellees, H. Craig Davidson Jr., third party defendant – appellant cross-appellee.

The case began with the city of Alexandria investigating possible overcharges for power in 2004. Cleco Corp. was one of the city’s suppliers, according to a decision submitted by the appeals court.

Brown is terminated during the case deliberations, according to the ruling. The case is settled with a settlement value of around $50,700,00 for the city. Attorneys then began to have disputes over their fees, amounting to lawsuits and counter-claims, the ruling states.

The lower court ruled Brown received no compensation, that Sharp be awarded $700,000 and Davidson be awarded $1.3 million. The court of appeals agreed with that ruling.

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court Case No. 12-30823


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed and appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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