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The lawsuit filed by Franklin Medical Center's former administrator against the hospital's board of commissioners contending the board violated the Louisiana Open Meeting Law when it fired him has been dismissed.
Former administrator Robert Boullion filed the suit against the hospital board for calling an executive session for his dismissal without 24-hour notice required by law to do so. Fifth District Court Judge Terry Doughty ruled last Tuesday that, "There was no requirement for a 24-hour notice and the executive session was properly convened. Therefore this court believes that the Franklin Medical Center did not commit any violation of the Louisiana Open Meetings Law. Therefore, all portions of Boullion's claim relating to the alleged violations of the Louisiana Open Meetings Law are dismissed, with prejudice, at the cost of Robert Boullion."
Louisiana Open Meetings Law states that in discussions of the character, professional competence or physical or mental health of a person employed by a public body, 24-hours notice is required. The statute also allows a public body to hold an executive session investigating proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct with no 24-hour notice.
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