Max Schramel Feb. 5, 2015, 2:18pm


NEW ORLEANS –The Warwick Hotel New Orleansl is suing the City of Nee Orleans claiming it did not receive any notice before an allegedly improper judgment was rendered against it regarding property violations.

The Warwick Company filed suit against The City of New Orleans in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Sept. 26.

The petitioner states that on Aug. 26, 2014, without any prior warning, the city of New Orleans Code Enforcement and Hearings bureau executed an Administrative Hearing. During this meeting it was stated that the plaintiff had allegedly carried out certain property violations at the Warwick Hotel New Orleans located at 1315 Gravier Street in New Orleans.

The hearing officer assigned to the case, Patricia Bonneau, who found the petitioner guilty of numerous property violations, delivering a penalty fee of $6,075 plus an additional $500 per day until the violations seized. The plaintiff contends that the Hearing Bureau was contacted for explanation to insist as to why no previous notice was sent via certified mail. A city representative allegedly responded by saying a letter was sent and met with no response.

The city representative further added that a memo was attached to the fence of the aforementioned property, but the plaintiff alleges the note was nowhere to be found, according to the suit.

The petitioner took action against these claims through filling out a request for information form, which is still pending a reply. The plaintiff is challenging the fees and judgment rendered by the city of New Orleans Code Enforcement and Hearings Bureau. 

The plaintiff is represented by Marc G. Dorsey of Dorsey & Bossetta.

The case has been assigned to Div. A Judge Tiffany G. Chase.

Case no. 2014-09470.

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