Walter Pierce

Update: Nite Town trial derailed

by Walter Pierce

The civil trial pitting downtown Lafayette bar Nite Town against two former customers was continued this morning by Judge Herman Clause. No new trial date has been set. Clause delayed the trial because of a late submission of evidence in the case.

“We’re disappointed that it got continued,” Nite Town attorney Thomas Hightower said outside the Lafayette Parish Courthouse. The delay came after hours of jury selection had already taken place Monday afternoon.

Plaintiffs Richard Le and Edward Prince claim bouncers at the club used excessive force against them on Oct. 1, 2006, causing serious injuries that required medical attention. Nite Town disputes the account, arguing that Le and Prince started the altercation. The suit seeks unspecified general damages as well as damages for medical expenses.