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New Orleans unconstitutionally demolishes personal property

October 26, 2017 I By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

“We were blindsided by the city,” said PLF client David Garrett. “You deserve at least a phone call or letter from the government—and an opportunity for a hearing—before it sends over a bulldozer. The city’s failure to contact us was simply outrageous.”

When David and Lourdes Garrett purchased a neglected townhouse from the City of New Orleans in 2015, they had plans to renovate it and rent it out. But they never had a chance. Approximately four months after the acquisition, the City demolished the building. It provided the Garretts with no prior notice, hearing, or opportunity to repair.

Hear from David Garrett as he details his constitutional challenge to these abuses of their fundamental property rights and due process rights.

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