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Feb 27, 2014 9:13 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

McCain-Slaughter lawsuit set before election

A state district judge has reset the trial date in the wrongful termination lawsuit Port Allen Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain filed against former Mayor Demetric Slaughter.
District Judge Alvin Batiste plans to hear arguments in the case on March 31, four days before the city holds a special election to select a new mayor following Slaughter's recall from office.
Slaughter told The Advocate Wednesday she won't let the upcoming trial's close date to the April 5 special election be a distraction to her campaign. Slaughter is one of four candidates vying for the mayoral seat in the April election.
McCain sued Slaughter in February 2013 after Slaughter tried to fire her over accounting deficiencies cited in an audit report of the city's financial records for fiscal year 2011.

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