Currently, we are aware of three suits recently filed and pending against the City of Bogalusa.
1. The Corner Smokehouse, LLC and Bryan V. Genco, individually and doing business as B&C ATM's vs. Tyrin Truong, individually and as Mayor of the City of Bogalusa, the City of Bogalusa, and the Bogalusa City Council
This is a Petition for a Writ of Mandamus, Temporary Restraining Order, Preliminary Injunction, and Damages.
Click here for the text of the suit
This suit requested a Writ of Mandamus be issued directing the City of Bogalusa and Tyrin Truong to produce the public records requested by the petitioners and that a temporary restraining order be issued to prevent approval of any ordinance for ATM services.
On Thursday (April 20, 2023) morning, Judge Raymond S. Childress heard arguments and testimony regarding the Writ of Mandamus and whether or not Defendants were responsive to Plaintiffs' public records requests. Judge Childress took the matter under advisement and a decision with reasons are expected soon. We will post the text of the decision and transcript of the hearing when they are made available.
2. Charles Stephen Genco and Bryan V. Genco vs. Tyrin Truong, individually and as Mayor of the City of Bogalusa, the City of Bogalusa, and the Bogalusa City Council
This is a Petition for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary and Permanent Injunctions.
This suit seeks to prevent removal of the large golden replica of the Statue of Liberty from the Bogalusa City Courtroom. A Temporary Restraining Order was issued on April 12, 2023. The case has been assigned to Judge John A. Keller and is on the court's docket for April 24, 2023. Click here for the text of the suit
3. Wendy Perrette vs. Tyrin Truong, individually and in his capacity as the Mayor of the City of Bogalusa, and the City of Bogalusa
This is a Petition for Unpaid Vacation and Sick Days and for Writ of Mandamus
This suit was filed on Wednesday (April 19, 2023) by former Bogalusa Mayor Wendy Perrette against current Mayor Tyrin Truong and the City of Bogalusa. Perrette alleges that she repeatedly requested payment for 20 hours of accrued sick days and 600 hours of vacation but her requests were denied. In addition, Perrette alleges that she has made 23 requests for public records and has been denied and seeks a Writ of Mandamus to force compliance. The suit characterizes the Defendants actions as “capricious and arbitrary”. The case has been assigned to Judge William H. Burris, District Judge for Division “E” of the 22nd JDC. The case is on the court's docket for June 5, 2023. Click here for the text of the suit
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