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New Orleans couple claims their historic property was damaged by construction company

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 22, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A couple claims a construction crew caused damage to their historic home.

Samuel Alexander Sr. and Lydia F. Alexander filed a lawsuit against Durr Heavy Construction LLC in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs are the owners and residents of a property on Spain Street in New Orleans. The suit states that in 2015 through November 2016, the defendant conducted major construction work in the plaintiffs' neighborhood and dumped debris and parked vehicles on their property without permission. The plaintiffs' home is registered with the National Register of Historic Districts in New Orleans as an endangered property. Even after the plaintiffs made the defendant aware of the special situation, the defendant failed to act accordingly.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to use the proper care and abusing the plaintiff's property, and overall negligence.

The plaintiffs seek all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. They are represented by attorney Stephen J. Austin of Stephen J. Austin LLC in Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division M Judge Paulette R. Irons.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 2017-7796

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