Congratulations to the Harvey Upstream Plaintiffs!!! The Court of Federal Claims has ruled that Harvey Upstream Flooding constituted a taking and the Government is liable for the injury.
As we reported last month, trial concluded on May 17, 2019. We were pleased with the proceedings, in terms of the testimony of the witnesses, the evidence admitted into the record, and the participation of the thirteen test property plaintiffs. Following from the trial, the Plaintiffs were required to submit a post-trial brief with the court, […]
The trial on the Government’s liability for 13 test properties was held from May 6 to May 17 in Houston. The Plaintiffs called 27 witnesses, and the Government called 11 additional witnesses. First, each of the thirteen test property plaintiffs who were chosen to represent a sampling of upstream flooded properties did an outstanding job […]
Trial Starts Monday Against Government Over Hurricane Harvey Flooding; Unusual Site Visit Planned: https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/2019/05/03/trial-starts-monday-against-government-over-hurricane-harvey-flooding-unusual-site-visit-planned/?cmp=share_twitter&slreturn=20230201140024
Houston to receive additional $100M in housing aid for Harvey recovery. Read more here: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-to-receive-additional-100M-in-housing-13649782.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral
Harvey Flood victims will have to start paying rent on Monday for the privilege of staying in FEMA trailers. Read more here: https://www.khou.com/article/weather/hurricane/harvey/harvey-victims-in-fema-trailers-will-pay-rent-after-monday/285-d4994d84-745f-49ec-b647-de10a2c59d8c
Harvey Upstream Liability Trial Set: May 6-17 in Houston at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Scheduling order: https://www.scribd.com/document/399613614/2019-02-13-Upstream-Addicks-Doc-202-Amended-Scheduling-Order
Harris County voters approve flood-mitigation bond proposition, early results show – Houston Business Journal. Read more here: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/08/25/early-results-in-harris-county-voters.html?ana=e_hstn_bn_breakingnews&u=GubONnI%2F6MFvE%2BfqyAq3kg0bfd312e&t=1535248093&j=83480581
ONE YEAR LATER As the one-year anniversary of the Harvey flooding comes, we want to pause to think about everyone who lost so much in the devastation. And it is important to remember that, for many people, the struggle remains, whether for the people who have to handle the day-to-day activities to finish out a repair, […]
Community outreach continues: took questions from residents and community leaders during presentation on Hurricane Harvey and the effects of its flooding on the Lakes on Eldridge community.