May 21, 2013 9:28 AM by AP
A federal judge has dismissed former St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro's defamation lawsuit against current Parish President Dave Peralta and several other parish employees.
The Times-Picayune reports the judge said that while Taffaro's suit characterized the animosity between him and Peralta, it failed to demonstrate how Peralta and others violated Taffaro's rights.
The Taffaro suit claimed they had engaged in "creating bogus accusations which were leaked to print and broadcast media ... and repeatedly providing Taffaro's employer, the Jindal Administration, with false and bogus accusations of wrongdoings."
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman ruled Friday that Taffaro had failed to state a valid claim and agreed to dismiss the civil suit.