A lawsuit 5 years in the making is at an end.  In an update to a story that KPEL told you about, George Phillips Jr. was paid $70,000 after the legal battle with Lafayette Consolidated Government about a junked vehicle ordinance was settled.

The lawsuit filed in 2007 reached a settlement in July and finalized August 13th after Phillips had four of his cars seized back in 2007. The seizure of the cars is what sparked the lawsuit after Phillips felt that the cars were wrongfully seized.

Phillips alleged in court that the ordinance was unfairly vague and discriminated against people in certain areas of Lafayette.

The settlement agreement also contained a condition that the city-parish must pay up to $2,500 to help cover court costs.