Class Cert. Sought In Canal Breach Suit Against US

Law360, New York (April 19, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT) -- Property owners and renters in Nevada have asked a judge to certify their proposed negligence class action that argues the U.S. government should be on the hook for damages caused by flooding from a canal embankment breach in 2008.

The homeowners near the Truckee Canal said in a motion Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada that their suit should be treated as a class action because the common questions of law and fact predominate over individualized questions for the U.S. Department...
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