Lafayette

Jul 25, 2012 9:07 AM by AP

Settlement reached in junked vehicles lawsuit

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Consolidated Government has reached a settlement in principle with a man who challenged the constitutionality of the city's junked vehicle ordinance in a 2007 lawsuit.

George Phillips Jr. sued the city in response to the seizure of four of his vehicles, all of which were parked at rental property owned by Phillips.

The Advocate reports Phillips alleged in court records that the ordinance is unfairly vague and discriminates against people in certain areas of town.

Chief Administrative Officer Dee Stanley said Tuesday that a settlement had been reached, although settlement documents have not yet been executed.

The newspaper reports terms of the settlement were not available.

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