Here, from the Advertiser article, is what you need to know:
In 2004, when the project first was proposed, city officials predicted LUS could offer all three services for lower rates than its competitors charged at the time. The project has yet to get off the ground. Competitors, including BellSouth and Cox Communications, have battled the city's plans in the state Legislature, before the Louisiana Public Service Commission and in court.The story, such as it is, is that Judge Rubin has told the LPUA--the governing body of LUS--to get on about the process of hearing the complaint.
This is all about trying to stop or drive up the cost of the sale of the bonds that will support the fiber build. --That bond sale is has NO logical connection to putative complaint. My guess is that this lawsuit, which began as a way to smear LUS during the fiber fight, has degenerated (if that is possible) into a pure extortion game. Eastin, Naquin and the bevy of lawyers probably want to get paid off for going away. That's not uncommon in class action lawsuits.