2nd Circuit hears appeal of defamation lawsuit against Shreveport mayor, CAO
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal is expected to decide by the end of June whether to reverse a lower court's dismissal of a defamation lawsuit against Shreveport's mayor and CAO. The case filed by lawyers for Scott Pernici and Michael Wainwright was dismissed last year. The two have been in a longstanding legal fight with the city over water underbilling. The pair claim comments the city officials made when talking about the issue were defamatory.