29 December 2011

third circuit court of appeal quashes city of lafayette attempt at property expropriation ... this one time

released moments ago...

The litigation arises from efforts by the Lafayette, Louisiana City-Parish Consolidated Government (City-Parish) to acquire title to immovable property owned by Jeffrey and Sheila Person by expropriation for the purpose of extending an existing road into a residential subdivision in the City of Lafayette.

The Persons appeal the trial court judgment allowing the City-Parish to acquire title to the disputed property by expropriation.

For the following reasons, we reverse the trial court judgment and render judgment in favor of the Persons, rejecting the City-Parish‟s attempt to use the power of expropriation in this instance.

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