South Lafourche Levee District v. Jarreau: Reconsidering Gratuitous Compensation Under Louisiana’s Riparian Servitude

Note by Anais M. Jaccard

In this Note, Anais M. Jaccard explores the decision of the Louisiana Supreme Court in South Lafourche Levee District v. Jarreau, 2016-0788, p. 20 (La. 3/31/17); 217 So. 3d 298, 311, holding that the 2006 amendments to the Louisiana Constitution entitle a landowner whose property is seized for flood protection projects to the fair market value of the property appropriated for hurricane prevention projects but not for any resulting economic or business losses.

About the Author

J.D. candidate 2019, Tulane University Law School; B.A. 2011, Bard College.


92 Tul. L. Rev. 931 (2018)