Eastin filed a motion with the Third Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles asking that he be dismissed as a plaintiff, said City-Parish Attorney Pat Ottinger...That pretty much tells the story. Eastin has withdrawn, the lawsuit goes on.
"I don't know the reasons he got out," City-Parish President Joey Durel said of Eastin. "Whatever his reasons, he was able to finally tell an attorney he doesn't want to be part of something that is bad for his community."
Eastin's withdrawal from the appeal to the Third Circuit does not negate that appeal, according to the motion filed by attorneys Patrick Pendley and Stan Baudin of Plaquemine and Andre Laplace and Christopher Shows of Baton Rouge.
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Update: Though it's not online the Advocate also has a brief story on Eastin dropping out of the suit. Blanchard, the Advocate reporter, exchanged emails with Eastin's attorney who says:
"He asked us to dismiss him from the suit for personal reasons."(I wrote briefly on this yesterday and linked to a pdf of the motion to voluntarily dismiss there.)