Friday, March 11, 2011

Notes on Dixie Brewery Expropriation

I managed to stop by Civil District Court briefly this morning, and I found the following in the clerk's office:

Dixie Brewery Co. filed suit against the LSU Board of Supervisors on February 16, 2011 seeking declaratory judgment. 

On February 25, 2011, the LSU Board of Supervisors filed for expropriation against Dixie.  Luke F. Piontek is listed as counsel for LSU in the matter, 1515 Poydras Street, Suite 2330, (225) 929-7033.

Thus, the question remains about whether the VA has determined the building to be structurally sound now that several weeks have elapsed since expropriation - and since the building remains fenced off.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Throughout the review process, the VA continually disassociated itself from the LSU footprint and LSU's land acquisition. What changed to allow a publicly-funded state university to expropriate property for a federal military hospital? As the LSU system faces severe budget cuts and fincancial difficulties, how much of LSU's money was used for land acquisition within the Regaional Planning Commission's preferred footprint?

Why has the State used varying names to purchase, transfer or expropriate property in the footprint? Office of the Governor? LSU Board of Supervisors? LSUHSC? Others?