Link to theadvertiser.com Lafayette gov. wins appeal of land grab for Lake Farm detention pond (opens in new window)

The appellate court’s ruling reverses a ruling by a Lafayette judge who found LCG failed to prove the detention pond project was conceived using “best modern practices,” which is required under state law.

That requirement became central to Lafayette Judge Michelle Breaux’s October ruling in favor of the Randol family.

Source: The Advertiser

Link to theadvocate.com Lafayette asks judge to reconsider dismissing St. Martin Parish from federal spoil bank lawsuit  (opens in new window)

Lafayette wanted a judge to declare it followed all rules and regulations in February when, at night, it had a contractor remove the spoil bank, an unofficial levee created along the Vermilion River bank decades ago when the Corps dumped material it dredged from the river. St. Martin Parish alleged LCG needed its permission to conduct the work.

Source: The Advocate

Link to theadvertiser.com Lafayette blocked Vermilion River for hours, likely violating law (opens in new window)

A Lafayette Consolidated Government contractor blocked the Vermilion River for hours without a permit while removing the Cypress Island Swamp spoil banks in February, potentially violating federal law.

Messages, design plans and videos obtained in a public records request show LCG contractor Rigid Constructors blocked the Vermilion River with four massive barges during the clandestine removal of the spoil banks in St. Martin Parish.

Source: The Advertiser

Link to katc.com St. Martin Parish sues LCG in spoil banks case (opens in new window)

A day after a federal judge dismissed LCG’s lawsuit against them, St. Martin Parish has filed suit over a controversial drainage project.

The Petition for Mandatory Injunction filed Wednesday in 16th Judicial District Court asks the court to order LCG to restore, replace and reconstruct” the spoil bank it “illegally” removed.

Source: KATC

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