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Texas Homeowners Say Gov't Must Pay For Harvey Flooding

Law360, Houston (May 6, 2019, 6:43 PM EDT) -- When the government decided to keep Hurricane Harvey floodwaters inside two reservoirs on Houston's west side to save downtown and the ship channel from catastrophic flooding, it flooded nearby homes and those homeowners deserve to be compensated, a federal judge was told in a bench trial that opened Monday.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Senior Judge Charles F. Lettow is presiding over the trial that is expected to last two weeks and will include a field trip Wednesday for him to tour the Addicks and Barker reservoirs as well as the 13 test properties that were chosen out of thousands to...

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