Author: kerrykirby

Caddo Parish School Board v. Hardeman

“The school board of Caddo Parish, having need for a site at Hosston on which to erect a new school building, decided to acquire a large number of the lots in the town owned by several different persons, and, being unable to reach an agreement with them, on January 30, 1931, instituted expropriation proceedings to have the lots adjudicated to it. In due time and course, there was judgment, based on a jury’s verdict, as prayed for. The value of the property, with regard to divisions and ownership, was fixed by the jury and promptly paid by the school board into the court’s registry to be distributed and paid out through the court to the persons entitled to it. The various owners were satisfied with the values fixed by the jury.”