Men's and Lady's divisions of Buckjumpers parade groups in legal dispute

Kyle Barnett Nov. 19, 2012, 11:51pm

Buckjumpers on parade.

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans-based men's parade group is suing its partner women's parade group for being removed from a parade permit the two have shared for 17 years.

The Original New Orleans Mens Buckjumpers filed suit against the Original New Orleans Lady Buckjumpers and Barbara Rainey in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Sept. 25. The Original New Orleans Mens Buckjumpers claim it has had a long-standing agreement with the The Original New Orleans Lady Buckjumpers to parade together since 1985 when the two entered into a verbal contract where they filed for a parade permit together whereafter the plaintiff would reimburse the defendant for half of permit costs. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant through Rainey terminated the long-standing contract via a letter on Jan. 5, 2012.

The defendant is accused of fraudulently breaching the verbal contract between the parties, gross negligence, willful misconduct and fraud.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for loss of parade permit, humiliation and embarrassment and attorney's fees.

The Original New Orleans Mens Buckjumpers are represented by New orleans-based attorney Kristina L.F. Ohlmeyer.

The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Michael G. Bagneris.

Case no. 2012-09109.

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