September 20, 2017

Harvey storm-water releases were unlawful government takings: lawsuits

Harvey storm-water releases were unlawful government takings: lawsuitsOwners of homes flooded during Hurricane Harvey are claiming billions of dollars in damages by federal and state water releases from storm-swollen reservoirs, using a legal tack pursued without success in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Several lawsuits filed in federal and state courts in Texas claim properties were taken for public use without compensation. The lawsuits name the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a state agency responsible for water releases.


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