New Orleans, LA asked in Criminal Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Louisiana

Q: what the Admirality/Maritime RS statue for towing barges to park on private property w/o permission. I live in Louisia

Barges park on my property for lengths of time no lease.. Shine lights at my home that enterred into my windows any hour nof night. what right do I have. We own 40 acres of land and 250 feets of this property extents into the river.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Maritime Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Without knowing the reason for choosing to use your waterfront property instead of a mooring, a starting point could be to contact the towing company. It doesn't sound like a practice that the larger towing and transportation companies would follow on unknown property, given the genuine risk of rail or roadway accidents involving barge overhangs on shorelines. Good luck

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