Another Bay marina lawsuit filed
By Cassandra Favre
Oct 25, 2013, 23:07
Another local group has filed suit against the Secretary of State and the city of Bay St. Louis claiming the Beach Boulevard marina development has damaged its property interests.
Hancock Realty, Inc. filed the suit earlier this month.
Its registered agent is Pamela L. Parker. It's officers listed with the Mississippi Secretary of State's office include Parker, James D. Loiacano, Joseph E. Loiacano Jr., Dale Loiacano, Betty Ann Osbourn and Doris Loiacano.
In July 2011, Kenneth, Ray and Audie Murphy, owners of the former Dan B's restaurant and bar, filed suit seeking return and restoration of their beachfront property.
In June 2012, Scott M. Favre Public Adjuster, LLC filed a lawsuit to assert ownership of his property, lot 504 on Beach Boulevard across from Trapani's Eatery.
Hancock Realty's complaint alleges that the defendants "have taken and damaged the plaintiff's property for public use without first having paid it due compensation in the manner prescribed by law."
The property involved includes lots 507, 513 and 514 on North Beach Boulevard.
The complaint further alleges that on January 3, 2012, plaintiff's property was "physically entered onto and taken by defendant city's contractors for the construction of a vehicle ramp that will eventually connect Beach Boulevard to a municipal harbor."
The plaintiffs are seeking compensation for the acquisition of their property together with interest from the actual date possession was taken.
Last week, a hearing was held in Hancock County regarding the Murphy's lawsuit.
"Basically the city was forced to admit they took our property," Kenneth Murphy said. "They've admitted, albeit by default, that they took our property, now we go to trial in August and see how much they're going to pay us."
Murphy said that, "although the city was forced to admit that they took our property by default, they still had no evidence to the contrary."
Bay St. Louis City Attorney Donald Rafferty said that no orders have been entered yet about last week's hearing.
"Both parties were trying to get some relief," Rafferty said. "The judge denied both Murphy and the city."