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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Environmental and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: Is it illegal to kill someone else's plants in their yard with motor oil?

II have a former subcontractor who showed up in the night unannounced and poured motor oil on a large number of rare plants I own. It killed them all. Is this a crime in Louisiana? What can I do as recourse. It wiped out years of work and thousands of dollars.

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Louisiana on
Q: if i am watering my plants in my yard and the water runs off naturally into my neighbors yard. is this my fault?

he said it is against the law for me to put water onto his property..but i did not do so knowingly

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 7, 2020

This is something a Louisiana attorney could advise best on, but your post remains open for four weeks. It could depend on surface water doctrine followed in Louisiana. Different jurisdictions have different rules for water run-off. But if you're talking about some minimal quantity of water... Read more »

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Q: I am located in Shreveport, Louisiana. My apartment complex has been without hot water for a week now. what can i do?

I have looked up general information on this, and i read somewhere that landlords are supposed to treat this as an emergency. They only have people out here working form 8-5 Monday through Friday. No one was here on the weekend, nor working after 5 on the weekdays. It is getting cold outside and we... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 31, 2019

You want to post this in the Landlord -Tenant section. You need the input of a L-T attorney, not an environmental attorney. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Environmental, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do I have any recourse or a case?

During heavy rains, the small storm drain in front of my house gets overwhelmed and water backs up indoors. The city cleaned ditches for me once; the next time I contacted them they ignored me. This is not a flood zone at all. This is a miserable situation. Is the city responsible? If not, who? I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 21, 2019

One option you could try is to contact a member of your local government for your district, maybe a city council member or someone along those lines. If the situation you describe is something that other residents in the vicinity are also experiencing, it's possible that an elected official... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Environmental and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal for the town or city you stay in ,to turn off your water & gas supply, in Louisiana

If your neighbor is caught using your water hose after their water has been cut off?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 3, 2016

If you have paid your gas and water fees, I don't see that it would be.There would have to be a shut off notice for each, I believe.

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