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Baton Rouge group home wins ruling on eviction

3 years ago Friday, July 29, 2011 11:31:36 AM CDT July 29, 2011 Friday, July 29 2011 Jul 29, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction that bars officials from evicting members of Oxford House group homes from neighborhoods zoned exclusively for single-family residences.

Oxford House is a Maryland nonprofit organization that establishes self-governing group homes for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge James J. Brady on Thursday does not end the litigation.

Assistant East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Joseph K. Scott tells The Advocate they are evaluating appeal options.

Scott said the judge's ruling doesn't say `permanent injunction,' and it doesn't say it affects every group home in the parish.

Court records show at least 12 other Oxford House homes are leased in Baton Rouge. Those homes are either solely for women or solely for men.

 

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