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Fair Housing Center Wins Motion for Contempt; St. Bernard Parish Must Pay Fees, Costs and Damages

Posted on 23. Jul, 2009 by

On March 25, 2009, the Honorable Judge Helen G. Berrigan ruled that St. Bernard Parish violated a February 2008 Consent Order by banning the construction of multi-family housing in St. Bernard Parish. On July 22, 2009, Judge Berrigan held that by violating the Consent Order, the Parish was in contempt of the Order and that the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) and Provident Realty Advisors, Inc. can recover the costs expended in bringing the Parish’s contemptuous conduct to light.

7-23-09 Download the Press Release here

7-22-09 Read the Court’s order here

7-22-09 Read the Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Contempt and Sanctions here

7-23-09 Read the nola.com article “Federal judge rules St. Bernard Parish must cover legal fees in housing discrimination lawsuit” here

7-28-09 Read the Louisiana Weekly article “GNOFHAC wins motion for contempt against St. Bernard Parish” here

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