A case over a piece of disputed property in Nome was slated to go to trial this October but has settled instead, according to a courthouse official.

Charles Malveaux filed a lawsuit Jan. 5 in Jefferson County District Court against Mary E. Jackson, asking the court to overturn her eviction orders.

In his complaint, Malveaux claims he has lived on and maintained a property in Nome for more than three decades.

However, Jackson attempted to evict him from the property, claiming she was given 100 percent ownership of it following the death of Sarah Parker, according to the complaint.

Malveaux maintains that Parker gave him permission to occupy the land and says he should be granted the right to remain on the property because of the work he has performed for the past 35 years.

In his complaint, Malveaux sought a judgment within the limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Kevin S. Lane of Beaumont represents him.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is presiding over the case.

Case No. E191-611

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