Federal Judge Grants Relief In Part, Requires Parish to Provide Essential Utilities to Developer

On June 20, 2011, Federal Judge Helen Berrigan issued an order partially granting the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s (GNOFHAC) and Provident Realty Advisors latest motion to hold St. Bernard Parish in contempt of court.  The order requires St. Bernard Parish to allow Entergy to release electricity to developer Provident Realty Advisors’ sites, and ordered defendant St. Bernard Parish to provide water taps to the four development sites in question.  In the order, Judge Berrigan cited the need for electricity at the sites in order to make it possible for Provident to provide adequate security in the face of recent acts of racist graffiti. Judge Berrigan also noted the need for water on site for safety reasons. Finally, in the order Judge Berrigan calls on expert Dr. Anthony Lamanna to provide additional assistance to the court in making decisions still unresolved regarding the Parish’s claims about on site construction issues.

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Posted by decubingon 06/20/2011and categorized as Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized