The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has denied rehearing petitions from three crawfish buyer/processors who in April were stripped by the appeals court of nearly $2 million awarded to them individually by a St. Landry Parish civil jury in a lawsuit against Bayer Crop Science for massive losses related to the use of a Bayer insecticide. The five-judge panel denied the petitions without comment. For the back story on the lawsuit, see the April 13 INDsider report, “Jury award in crawfish case goes to seed.”
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.
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.