Apr 16, 2013 5:16 AM by AP

Hearing re-set in post-Katrina school firings

A Louisiana appeal court has set a new date of May 30 for arguments over a judge's ruling that thousands of New Orleans school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina shut down the city and its schools in 2005.
At issue before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal is a ruling handed down last June by state Judge Ethel Simms Julien in New Orleans.
Julien awarded more than $1 million to seven people who filed the class-action suit against the New Orleans school board and the state. Her decision, if it stands, could also lead to damages for an estimated 7,000 others.
The appeal court date had been set for May 16 but an attorney in the case said it was re-set for May 30 because of scheduling conflicts.


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