07 April 2010

3rd circuit reverses 9th jdc judge mary lauve doggett; reinstates pineville, la. fireman stephan jones

3rd circuit reinstates pineville, la. fireman

click here to download twelve page .pdf [87 kb] from the 3rd circuit website
this looks like a good ruling -- congrats fireman jones!


We found credence in Jones’ first assignment of error, that Pineville, through Mayor Fields, failed to perform its affirmative statutory duty under La.R.S. 33:2500(D) to provide Jones with written notice of his termination and reasons for that termination.

Accordingly, we order that Jones be immediately reinstated with an award of his regular pay retroactive to the time of his legally deficient termination.

All costs of this appeal are assessed to Pineville.