The Lafayette Parish School Board's attorney is asking the court to dismiss a lawsuit former superintendent Pat Cooper filed claiming wrongful termination.

Cooper filed the suit about two weeks after the School Board fired him on Nov. 6, 2014. The board's attorney, Dennis Blunt, filed a response to the suit this week, denying Cooper's claims and asking for a dismissal and for Cooper to pay court costs associated with the litigation.

In his lawsuit, Cooper claims he was terminated without cause by a 7-2 vote of the school board. He asks that the court reverse the board's decision and reinstate him to his position as superintendent.

In the event he's not reinstated, Cooper wants the board to pay out the remainder of his contract.

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