NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana man says his civil rights were violated in a dispute surrounding the sale of property he purchased at auction.
Rodney J. Glover filed a lawsuit on July 21 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Auction.com, the Sewer and Water Board of New Orleans, the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, Fannie Mae and the New Orleans Police Department, alleging discrimination and civil rights violations.
According to the complaint, a $1,400 error was discovered in the title to a house Glover bid on and won in February 2014. Because the error delayed the title from being recorded with the Land Records Office, the plaintiff claims he was unable to prove to the sewer and water board, sheriff’s office and police department that he owned the property. With proof of ownership in limbo, Glover alleges he wasn't able to evict a trespasser from the property who lived there for nine months. He also alleges the police, sheriff and sewer board shared confidential information related to his title dispute and slandered him.
Glover seeks injunctive relief and punitive damages totaling $9 million. He is representing himself.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Case number 2:15-cv-02832