Find a list of your saved stories here

Former Lafayette superintendent seeks trial date in lawsuit

Save Story

Save stories to read later

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Former Lafayette Parish school superintendent Pat Cooper's attorney has filed a motion to nudge the ousted educator's legal challenge of his November termination closer to a day in court.

The Advocate reports Cooper's lawyer Lane Roy filed a motion Monday requesting a trial date for Cooper's challenge of the school board's 7-2 vote to terminate him in November related to personnel and management decisions he made during his tenure.

Cooper filed the legal challenge about two weeks after the board made its decision. In the lawsuit, Cooper claims he was fired without cause and his ouster was political and for "reasons of vindictiveness."

The case has been assigned to District Judge Patrick Michot.


Information from: The Advocate,

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast