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City Makes Offer In Cleco Lawsuit

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ALEXANDRIA, La. - The city of Alexandria could finally settle a dispute between two Baton Rouge lawyers over wages the attorneys believe they earned while working on the Cleco lawsuit.

In July, Federal Judge Dee Drell issued a ruling to the attorneys that awarded $1.3 million to Craig Davidson, Jr. and $700,000 to John Sharp. 

On Tuesday night, the council decided to approve the funding if a settlement can be reached in the case. Now, the city is waiting to hear from the attorneys.

"If it's acceptable to them, we will resolve the case on those terms. If not, we intend to tender the money into the register of the court, so that we can stop the interest from running," said Alexandria City Attorney Chuck Johnson. 

Davidson and Sharp could also appeal Drell's ruling, but that decision has not been confirmed.

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