New Orleans agrees to notice for home demolitions in lawsuit settlement

[JURIST] A federal district judge on Tuesday approved the settlement of a lawsuit and authorized the city of New Orleans to continue demolition of homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina [JURIST news archive], so long as homeowners are given advance notice. The settlement comes in a lawsuit challenging the city's demolition plan [JURIST report]. Plaintiffs in the suit, including the National Urban League [advocacy website], argued that the destruction should be halted because homeowners did not receive adequate notice and because the plan would push out poor black residents. The New York Times has more.



 

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