Federal Judge deGravelles adopts LSP’s Motion to Enforce Settlement entailing Carl Cavalier, thus effectively ending his LSP career short of any successful appeal to U. S. Fifth Circuit.

Former LSP Trooper Carl Cavalier.

On March 5, 2023, we published the fact that Federal Magistrate Judge Richard Bourgeois had recommended enforcement of LSP’s agreement with Carl Cavalier.  We also indicated in that feature that, based on all of our observations of such Reports and Recommendations of Federal Magistrate Judges, we felt it was highly unlikely that the Judge overseeing the case, Federal Judge John deGravelles, would decline to accept Bourgeois’ recommendation.

On Monday, May 22, 2023, our prediction that deGravelles would simply adopt Bourgeois’ Report and Recommendation in full came to fruition when deGravelles issuing this order doing just that.

The Order speaks for itself, but here’s what it says:

After independently reviewing the entire record in this case and for the reasons set forth in the Magistrate Judge’s Report dated February 24, 2023 (Doc. 83), to which an objection and an opposition to Plaintiff’s Objection were filed and considered (Docs. 84 and 85);

IT IS ORDERED that the Defendants’ Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement (Doc. 56) is GRANTED, and the parties are ORDERED to comply with the terms of their settlement agreement.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Intervenor’s Motion to Deem Privilege Waived (Doc. 77) and Intervenor’s Consent Motion for Leave to Review Exhibits in Camera (Doc. 78) are DENIED AS MOOT.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this matter is referred back to the Magistrate Judge for a scheduling conference to address any remaining issues.

Signed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on May 22, 2023.

Now, just as an FYI for our subscribers and casual site visitors, don’t be alarmed that this feature is the last post to be published for a while.  Founder Robert Burns is boarding a plane for Dallas in about two hours, and he won’t return for 2 1/2 weeks (on or around June 10, 2023).

Since the Cavalier matter is obviously major, we wanted to make a quick publication of it prior to Burns’ departure.

We hope everyone has an enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!


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