After months of trying to get my hands on the 2nd lawsuit involving the crime cameras, Camsoft v. Southern Electronics Supply, Inc. A legal eagle bro in Baton Rouge came through for me.
Suffice to say I am a little confused and need some more legal eagle zombie readers to chime in here for me.
Upon looking at the list of defendants in the case, I was somewhat surprised to see that both Greg Meffert and Mark Kurt are being defended by city attorney, Bob Ellis.
I know Ellis defended Meffert in the original civil case but I thought that was because the city itself was listed as a defendant in that case. What I don't understand is how a city attorney can defend Meffert and Kurt on the city's dime if they are listed as individuals in this lawsuit....is that legal? Can the city legally provide counsel for these guys on this lawsuit?
UPDATE: I made the clarification in the comment section but I just want to say it again, I was not implying that Attorney Ellis had done anything wrong, I was asking if the city is within its legal right to provide counsel for Meffert and Kurt.
The title of the post was not meant to point out who the city attorney is, I meant "you're not going to believe that we are once again paying for legal fees arising from the stupid shit which has happened in this administration's tenure."
I received a reply to the question and was informed that the petition filed referred to Meffert/Kurt's role as "individual and official capacity". I assume the "official capacity" is the qualifying term which allows the city to provide legal counsel.