Western District dismisses former Louisiana College president's discrimination lawsuit

(FILE: Wildcats Media)

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana has dismissed the claims of former Louisiana College president, Joe Aguillard, that he was discriminated against based on disability.

Aguillard alleged in a civil suit filed in Dec. 2017 that he was discriminated against after having a heart attack and quadruple bypass surgery in 2011. He also claimed he was discriminated against based on his religious beliefs, blaming the college's current president, Rick Brewer, who he claimed was a Calvinist.

Aguillard was president until 2014 before being moved to a position of president emeritus, which he held until 2016.

Louisiana College sought a motion for summary judgement on Aguillard's claims. About a week and a half ago, a decision was made. U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty granted the college's motion and that "Aguillard's claims of disability discrimination, disability-based retaliation, and disability-based hostile work environment are dismissed with prejudice."

A motion to strike filed by Louisiana College was denied as the matter is now moot.

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