Johnette L. Martin v. St. Bernard Parish Government, Through Its President Charles Ponstein, and Lynn Dean, Individually and in His Capacity as Former Parish President

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Supreme Court of Louisiana.

Johnette L. Martin v. St. Bernard Parish Government, Through Its President Charles Ponstein, and Lynn Dean, Individually and in His Capacity as Former Parish President

No. 2016-CC-1026

Decided: September 16, 2016

I agree that defendant's writ application in this matter, challenging the lower courts' denial of its motion for summary judgment, was properly denied. However, I write separately to strongly encourage the district court to swiftly move this case toward a resolution.

Plaintiff's claim arises out of her termination as parish attorney in 1995—over twenty years ago. I urge the district court to actively manage this litigation and set necessary deadlines for discovery and motions so that a trial on plaintiff's suit, pending for twenty years, can be scheduled soon.

JOHNSON, C.J., additionally concurs.