Halstead Bead v. Lewis

Halstead Bead v. Lewis

The Timeline

Complaint. On November 15, 2021, a Complaint on behalf of the Halsteads was filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana against a group of Louisiana tax collectors. The case was assigned to the Honorable Jane Triche Milazzo.

Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss. On December 27, 2021, Defendants’ filed a Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Complaint. On February 15, 2022, Plaintiff’s filed a Response in Opposition to the Motion to Dismiss.

District Court’s Order and Reasons. On May 23, 2022, the district court granted the Motion to Dismiss.

5th Circuit Briefs. On June 21, 2022, a Notice of Appeal was filed with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. On October 11, 2022, the Appellant Halstead Bead’s Opening Brief was filed. On December 13, 2022, the Appellee Brief was filed. On January 18, 2023, Appellant’s Reply Brief was filed.

Oral Arguments. On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, Oral Arguments were heard.

Legislative Fix. On May 30, 2023 and June 14, 2023, Governor John Bel Edwards signed into law Act 15 and Act 375 respectively that resolved the issues raised by Halstead Bead’s suit.

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