NOSWB LOSES, PLAINTIFFS WIN IN APPEALS COURT
May 29, 2019 – The Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the first 5 homeowners suing the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board for damage to their homes during the SELA Uptown drainage project. The homeowners claim pile driving and other heavy construction caused extensive structural damage to their homes. The appeals court upheld an award of nearly half a million dollars ($498,601) and $400,000 in attorneys’ fees and $145,000 in expert fees.
“The Appellate court followed established law and upheld this award plus attorneys’ fees and expenses. This lawsuit is the first of approximately 300 and we expect the same result in all future appeals. The question taxpayers should be asking the Sewerage and Water Board is why is it refusing to settle these cases and instead are incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in litigation fees?” said Mike Whitaker, attorney for plaintiffs.
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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