Neighbor Law: Dealing with Problem Neighbors
Before this happens to you:
Code of ordinances of the City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Title 12, Nuisances
Louisiana Civil Code, Book II, Things and the Different Modifications of Ownership. Art. 646-869
West's Louisiana Statutes Annotated (search general index under Adjoining Landowners, Nuisances and Predial Servitudes)
Search the terms “Adjoining Landowners” Key number 15 and “Nuisances” Key number 279 in Louisiana Digest 2d or Westlaw.
Other Primary Sources
West's Louisiana Law Finder (search under Adjoining Landowners and Nuisance) Law Library Reference Collection
Backman, James H. and David A. Thomas. A practical guide to disputes between adjoining landowners—easements. Newark, NJ: Matthew Bender, 2000
Doskow, Emily & Cora Jordan. Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries and Noise. 6th ed. Berkeley: Nolo, 2008
Warda, Mark. Neighbor vs. Neighbor: Legal Rights of Neighbors in Dispute. 1st ed. Clearwater, Fla.: Sphinx Publishing, 1991.
Yiannopoulos, A.N. Personal Servitudes: Usufruct, Habitation, Rights of Use. Louisiana civil law treatise, vol. 3. 4th ed. St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 2000.
Yiannopoulos, A.N. Predial Servitudes. Louisiana civil law treatise, vol. 4. 3rd ed. St. Paul, Minn.: West Pub. Co., 2004
Also search the library catalog for these subjects:
DeDino, N. K., When Fences Aren't Enough: The Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution to Resolve Disputes between Neighbors, 18 Ohio St. J. on Disp.Resol. 887
Neighbor Law, on MyLawyer.com, at http://www.lawsguide.com/mylawyer/guideview.asp?layer=2&article=114 (last visited June 10, 2008)
Neighbor Problems?, on LawHelp.org/LA, at http://www.lawhelp.org/LA/ (under Housing > Renting –Leases, Rent; last visited June 11, 2008)
Neighbors and Disputes, on FindLaw, at http://realestate.findlaw.com/neighbors/ (last visited June 10, 2008)
Treeandneighborlaw.com, at http://www.treeandneighborlaw.com/main/ (last visited June 10, 2008)
Mary E. Johns