Eminent Domain
Private Property

Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government v. Bendel Partnership

Brief Details

Date Filed
Original Court
15th Judicial District Court
Current Court
Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Engineer Pamela Granger was poised to receive $2.6 million if she certified Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government met certain requirements to expropriate Bendel Partnership's property via quick take, an expedited process that allows a government entity to take immediate possession of a property and reduces judicial oversight.

In this brief, IJ argues Granger's financial stake in the expropriation violated both the U.S. and Louisiana Constitutions.