PARRATT–HUDSON DOCTRINE

Parratt–Hudson doctrine. The principle that a state actor’s random, unauthorized deprivation of someone’s property does not amount to a due-process violation if the state provides an adequate postdeprivation remedy. Parratt v. Taylor, 451 U.S. 527, 101 S.Ct. 1908 (1981); Hudson v. Palmer, 468 U.S. 517, 104 S.Ct. 3194 (1984). [Cases: Constitutional Law 278(1). C.J.S. Constitutional Law §§ 982–984, 987–990, 1211–1215, 1269, 1420–1421, 1424; Zoning and Land Planning§ 23.]