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!

Michael Whitaker (Attorney)   |   Email
30 years of practice – Michael T. Whitaker is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in California representing the interests of residential and commercial property owners in complex, multi-party actions involving defective or damaged homes and businesses.

Joseph Bruno (Attorney)   |   Email
37 years of practice –Joseph M. Bruno is widely regarded as a creative, energetic and outspoken advocate of victims’ rights, particularly in difficult and complex cases of liability. He is a defender of class action procedures, seeing them as an important balancing tool in our complex society.

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