Consent Decree in New Orleans Demolition Litigation
Friday, January 25, 2008
- Organization: New Orleans Legal Assistance
The City of New Orleans has entered a settlement in a class action, challenging its premature demolition of houses without proper notice and procedures. The settlement covers only what the city will do in the future; it does not provide for damages. (Some kind of damage claims may still be pending in the case.)
See News Reports in the Road Home Library or Settlements in the Civil Law Library for a copy of the decree.
The agreement specifies the notice to be given property owners, their right to object within 20 days, which suspends any adverse action, and rights to a hearing.
The settlement remains in effect unti 1/24/09.