“…Attorney’s fees should be awarded only when the action of the appointing authority is found to be unreasonable. Based on the evidence present at this hearing, I conclude that (the) Department of Revenue was unreasonable in going forward on its charge. Therefore…I award attorney’s fees to Ms. Pike in the amount of $1500.”
—Louisiana Civil Service Commission referee Roxie F. Goynes, in her ruling in favor of Lisa Pike, an agent with the State Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert, a former state senator appointed by Gov. Piyush Jindal. Hebert had suspended Pike when her doctor refused to provide weekly medical reports while she was on extended medical leave.