Trial continued for deceased Hub City man suing city

Trial continued for deceased Hub City man suing city
Jordan Chase Borgognoni's legal team asked the judge to deny the City of Hattiesburg's gag order request. Source: Facebook

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The federal case that was set to begin August 2nd for a Hub City man suing the city for alleged police abuse has been continued indefinitely.

Jordan Chase Borgognoni, 28, was found dead in a car at 380 Archie Smith Road in Forrest County on Thursday, which now causes the trial to be continued until a plaintiff in the case can be substituted.

According to a court order by District Judge Keith Starrett:

"This case has been previously set for trial to begin August, 2, 2016. When the parties related to the Court the passing of Mr. Borgognoni, a discussion ensued regarding the matters necessary to return the case to posture ready for trial. The parties agreed that a continuance was necessary and the Court concurred."

Borgognoni was suing the city, The Hattiesburg Police Department and several other individuals after an incident on July 23, 2012 left him with a broken spine. No date has been set at this time, and a plaintiff has been ordered to be named within 30 days.