Eminent Domain
Private Property

Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government v. Bendel Partnership

Brief Details

Date Filed
15th Judicial District Court

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.