Trial begins against government over Hurricane Harvey Flooding
Published May 3, 2019
On the third day of the 10-day trial, which ends May 17, the lawyers for the plaintiffs and the United States (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) will hop on a bus with the judge, court reporter and others, to make a site visit to the areas where the 13 test plaintiffs alleged their properties and possessions were damaged when the government held Harvey stormwaters in the reservoirs, flooding at least 7,054 acres of private property without properly compensating the plaintiffs.
“Because so much of the testimony is going to be about what happened at the houses and seeing the actual impact on their homes and lives, the judge wants to be out there and experience it firsthand,” said Daniel Charest, managing partner in Burns Charest in Dallas, one of the plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel.
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