Governmental / Municipal
Liability & Lobbying
The lawyers working within this group focus their time on the representation of clients involved in litigation and lobbying. With respect to litigated matters, the firm has experience in the following areas:
- Defending 42 U.S.C. § 1983 cases through trial, primarily in the defense of law enforcement officers.
- Defending school boards for student injuries and in policy and practice issues.
- Defending municipalities, levee boards, and water and sewerage boards, primarily for injuries as a result of alleged property defects and general negligence.
For many years, the firm has represented clients before city, parish, and state government legislative and administrative bodies.
Walker v. Winn Dixie, et al (June 2014) Thomas Anzelmo obtained summary judgment on behalf of the City of Westwego and two Westwego Police Department deputies. Plaintiff alleged he suffered neck, shoulder, and elbow injuries as a result of excessive force and battery, as well as mental anguish as [...]
Tyron Eastwood v. Niblett’s Bluff Park Authority and Southern Insurance Company (April 2014) Michael Sistrunk and Devin Fadaol won a victory for The Republic Group in this personal injury lawsuit alleging multiple injuries and surgeries to the legs, hip and lower back as a result of a slip and [...]
Warino v. Lafleur (February 2013) Tommy Anzelmo successfully represented Westwego City Councilman Larry Warino in an election challenge brought on his behalf seeking the disqualification of a candidate for Chief of Police for the City of Westwego. The Court disqualified the defendant candidate, Roy Lafleur, on the grounds that he [...]
Yur-Mar, LLC, et al v. Jefferson Parish (November 2011) Tommy Anzelmo successfully defended Jefferson Parish in a number of state and federal lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a new zoning ordinance establishing regulations and design standards for the “Fat City” area of Metairie, Louisiana. The ordinance was passed following a [...]
Maloney Gaming Management, LLC v. St. Tammany Parish (May 2011) Maloney Gaming Management, LLC sued St. Tammany Parish, alleging that the Parish violated its due process rights under the Louisiana Constitution in enacting an ordinance that prohibits video bingo in the unincorporated areas of St. Tammany Parish. Plaintiff also alleged [...]
Toga Society, Inc. v. Harry Lee, et al. (April 2009) Thomas P. Anzelmo won a victory in favor of Jefferson Parish in the case entitled Toga Society v. Harry Lee, et al. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana where plaintiff maintained “that it is [...]