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9"H JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR THE PARISH OF RAPIDES

STATE OF LOUISIANA

NUMBER 21\, ~ 3

DIVISION

THE DAVENPORT FIRM, APLC

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA

FILED __

____________________________ DYCLK

PETITION .. FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS, .... OR ALTERNATIVELY, IN SUIT ON OPEN

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The petition of The Davenport Fi~, APLC, a professional law

corporation organized under and in accord with the laws of the

State of Louisiana and domiciled in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, with

respect represents as follows:

1.

(PARTY DEFENDANT)

Made defendant herein is the City of Alexandria, Louisiana

("COLA"), a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana, upon

w4.91'\ .. servic.~ .. of p~Q.pessmay: be~{1e a~hez::eifGi.it.J::~e.:t;'9:%.'th .

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(FACTUAL STATEMENT)

COLA owes the plaintiff the sum of $8,136.06, together with

legal interest thereon from the date of original demand until paid,

reasonable attorney's fees, and for an additional $1,396.42, and

all costs of these proceedings, for the following, to-wit:

3.

The sole shareholder of Davenport is Thomas D. Davenport, Jr.

("Davenport") I who is licensed to practice law in the State of

LI~~;i .. rtJ.

4.

Davenport is the attorney for the Civil Service Commission

("the Commission") for the City of Alexandria, Louisiana.

5.

In his capacity as the attorney for the Commission, Davenport

performed legal services and incurred certain expenses, all in

STAMP COpy RETURNED

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accord with his contractual agreement with the Commission.

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6.

As will appear from the itemized statement of account attached

as an exhibit, Davenport provided the aforementioned services to

and incurred the aforementioned expenses on behalf of the

Commission, for which COLA is responsible, on the dates, and for

the amounts shown thereon, amounting to the sum of $8,136.06 which

h.@:., beeQfE:pJ:'0V!4~y.} thO C9~,issiqn, aqp .. f.or an ... addi tional

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7.

COLA has made no payment towards the indebtedness as shown on

the attached statement, and despite amicable demand, has failed to

pay the balance due thereon.

8.

Demand has been made upon COLA in accord with law.

9.

(FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION - OPEN ACCOUNT)

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Davenport is entitled to recover the fees and expenses it is owed,

together with attorney's fees to be set by this Court, and all

costs of these proceedings.

10.

(SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION - MANDAMUS)

10.1 In accordance with the relevant provisions of LSA-C.C.P.

Art 3861, et seq, Davenport is entitled to the issuance of a writ

of mandamus commanding COLA to immediately pay the fees and

ordinary relief would cause substantial injustice.

10 .2 Further, the fees and expenses demanded by Davenport have

previously been vetted and approved by the City of Alexandria Civil

Service Commission.

WHEREFORE, plaintiff prays:

UnIt offi·.euf G"'fl"l} N. wmttplcr 6W M.Dt Slree1 ~ rmmiaM 7IJ60

UTW offica of G~ N. wampler 00, MJrin Sl=t ~ LDlrisi.:ula 71360

(1) That a rule to show cause issue herein, directed to the

Ci ty of Alexandria, Louisiana, and commanding it to

appear before this court, on a date and at a time to be

set by this court, to show cause why a writ of mandamus

should not issue herein, commanding the City of

Alexandria, Louisiana, to pay the aforementioned legal

fees and expenses owing to the plaintiff;

(~) ¥:t:e;:naH.;Yll!ly(a9~ qp.+yillt:hee¥eq~. that tbe writ of

~ialut{illg€La~iiJ~t~~J ~y~~!~ourt, for

judgment in favor of the plaintiff, and against the

defendant, for the sum of $8,136.06, together with legal

interest thereon from the date of original demand until

paid, reasonable attorney's fees, and for an additional

$1,396.42, with legal interest thereon from the date of

judicial demand until paid, reasonable attorneys fees as

permi tted by Louisiana law, for all costs of these

proceedings; and

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RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:

Law Office of Gregory N. Wampler Lawyer

607 Main Street

Pineville, Louisiana 71360 Telephone: (318) 473-4220

Facsimile: (31) 473-9031

Gregory N. Wampler (13227)

SERVICE INFORMATION:

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through Honorable Jacques Roy Mayor

City Hall

Alexandria, Louisiana

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9rn JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR THE PARISH OF RAPIDES

STATE OF LOUISIANA

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DIVISION

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Al~dria, Louisiana .

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THE DAVENPORT FIRM, APLC

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA

ORD.ER

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IT IS ORDE~ that t:h?F~f

cause on the ~ day of ~L(J~~~~ .. , 2011, at 9:30 a.m.,

Alexandria, Louisiana, show

why a wri t of mandamus should not issue herein, commanding the City

of Alexandria, Louisiana, to pay the legal fees and expenses owing

to The Davenport Firm, APLC, in the amount of $8,136.06, together

with legal interest thereon from the date of original demand until

paid, reasonable attorney's fees, and for an additional $1,396.42.

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DIVISION

gn JUDICIAL DIS~CT COURT IN AND FOR THE PARISH OF RAPIDES

STATE OF LOUISIANA

THE DAVENPORT FIRM, APLC

v.

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA

FILED ~

____________________________ DYCLK

STATE OF ... LOUISIANA

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SWORN STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT

BEFORE ME, personally appeared Thomas D. Davenport, Jr., sole

owner of The Davenport Firm, APLC, and Brittany Kier, who deposed

that Davenport is the owner of The Davenport Firm, APLC and that

Kier is the bookkeeper for that firm, and that they are authorized

to execute this affidavit and knows the facts hereafter set forth

of their respective personal knowledge.

Affiants have read the petition on open account and all the

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respective knowledge, information and belief.

Affiants further

stated that the Alexandria Civil Service Commission maintained an

open account with The Davenport Firm, APLC, for statement charges

and services and is indebted unto petitioner in the principal sum

of $8,136.06 r which has been approved for payment by the Alexandria

Civil Service Commission, and for an additional sum of $1,396.42.

By:~~ __ ~~~~~~~~~ avenpor't,

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Br~ttan1 Kier Bookkeeper

me, this _!__ day of April,

2011.

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1628 Metro Drive Alexandria, LA 71301

Ph: 3 18-445-9696

Alexandria City Civil Service Commission Post Office Box 71

Alexandria, La 71301

Attention:

Total Fees, Disbursements

Total Fees, Disbursements

Previous Balance Previous Payments

Balance Due Now

Balance Of Unused Retainers $0.00

Fax:318-445-3031

File #: lnv #:

April 4, 2011

2008-323 1570

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