The civil trial pitting downtown Lafayette bar Nite Town against two former customers was continued this morning by Judge Herman Clause. No new trial date has been set. Clause delayed the trial because of a late submission of evidence in the case.
“We’re disappointed that it got continued,” Nite Town attorney Thomas Hightower said outside the Lafayette Parish Courthouse. The delay came after hours of jury selection had already taken place Monday afternoon.
Plaintiffs Richard Le and Edward Prince claim bouncers at the club used excessive force against them on Oct. 1, 2006, causing serious injuries that required medical attention. Nite Town disputes the account, arguing that Le and Prince started the altercation. The suit seeks unspecified general damages as well as damages for medical expenses.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.