COURT FINDS NOSWB LIABLE; AWARDS DAMAGES
Read the judgment:20180426 Residential Trial Group A Judgment
Judge Nakisha Ervin-Knott of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans issued a judgment finding the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board responsible for property damage to 5 residences near the construction site, and awarded compensation for the homeowners’ loss of use and enjoyment. The Court rendered a judgment totaling over half a million dollars to compensate for the varying levels of damage at each of the homes.
Trial attorney Joseph M. Bruno stated: “We are pleased to report that the Court issued a judgment in the first group of trials regarding residents’ claims for damages resulting from the uptown drainage project.” Co-counsel for plaintiffs attorney Michael Whitaker said: “We tried for three and a half years to resolve these claims with the Sewerage and Water Board and they refused, so we were forced to go to trial and we are happy that justice has been served,” he said.
These five cases were the first of more than 300 that have yet to be litigated in court. The second flight of trials will be scheduled by the court in the near future.
HAS YOUR HOME BEEN DAMAGED, OR YOUR BUSINESS SUFFERED, AS A RESULT OF THE SWB DRAINAGE PROJECT?
The law may allow recovery for your loss. Help is available.The attorneys at Bruno & Bruno and the Whitaker Law Firm have joined together to represent the interests of the Uptown residents. Please contact us for a consultation!
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