The May 12 decision by an East Baton Rouge Parish jury, which rejected Cajun Injector founder Maurice "Reece" Williams’ claim that he was fraudulently induced to sell his line of marinades to Bruce Foods Corp., will stand, state District Judge Kay Bates ruled Monday, according to The Advocate. The paper also reported:
Chef Reece Williams & Co. LLC sought up to $24 million in damages from Bruce Foods, but the jury instead awarded New Iberia-based Bruce Foods a total of more than $565,000 in damages.
Williams’ attorney, Joseph Ward Jr., argued during a hearing Monday that “justice was not served in this case.’’
The jury found that Cajun Injector breached the asset purchase agreement by failing to deliver the Cajun Injector recipes to Bruce Foods, and awarded Bruce Foods more than $341,000 for that breach.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.