21 May 2012

england economic and industrial development district removes sst1 llc unlawful access termination suit to federal court!

according to court documents made public this afternoon by rapides parish clerk of court, robin l. hooter, alexandria lawyer and england economic and industrial development district attorney, albin a. provosty of the provosty firm, has filed to move tasha swanson's unlawful termination of access suit out of the courtroom of ninth judicial district court judge george c. metoyer, jr. to the u.s. district court, western district in alexandria, before judge dee drell.

the reasons given by england for turning this suit into a federal case seems to us to be a bit of a reach, which leads us to wonder if this is merely an exercise by the silk stocking crowd in forum shopping in order to get the case before a judge more sympathetic to england and less so to the petitioner and given judge drell's background that could be a strong possibility.

one the other hand, some could say that the same could be true for the petitioner and her suit being before judge george metoyer. however, judge metoyer is but one of several ninth jdc judges and the suit was assigned to him by random allotment. whereas, judge drell is the only game in town as the federal system goes.

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