Californians File Class Action Over Oroville Dam Maintenance

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 8:13 PM EDT) -- A group of California residents on Thursday slapped the state’s Department of Water Resources with a proposed class action in state court over the maintenance of Oroville Dam spillways that started to crumble and forced at least 188,000 people to evacuate their homes earlier this year.

In a complaint filed in California Superior Court, named plaintiffs Francis Bechtel, Jacob Klein, Denise Johnson and Chantel Ramirez said the Water Resources Department’s alleged poor upkeep of the Oroville Dam spillways — situated upstream from their homes east of the...
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