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Orleans Parish man claims he was defamed without reason

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 27, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish man claims that a group of individuals conspired against him and caused his business and career to be destroyed.

Dwayne Alexander filed a lawsuit June 6 against Blue Williams LLP; Thomas G. Buck, attorney and individually; Burglass & Tanersley LLC; Dennis J. Phayer, attorney in his representative capacity for James P. Englade and individually; Elizabeth Doubleday, attorney in her representative capacity for Englade and individually; Deutsch Kerrigan LLP; Nancy J. Marshall, attorney in her representative capacity for David Parnell Jr.; David Parnell individually; Englade in his individual capacity; Louisiana State Board of Private Investigators Examiners (LBSPIE) and Englade, its executive director in his official capacity; and chairman of the LBSPIE Annett Kovac in her official capacity and in her individual capacity in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging defamation.

According to the complaint, allegedly the defendants individually and jointly filed a false document, which was forged and presented as a cease and desist order against the plaintiff. The suit states that the plaintiff is an entrepreneur who owned his own small business and the actions of the defendants caused him to not be able to earn a living. The complaint states the defendants were fully aware that the material had been fabricated and was not true, but this did not prevent them from allegedly attempting to ruin the plaintiff's reputation.

The defendants are accused of defamation.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is representing himself.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Ethel S. Julien.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 17-5452

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