Giant Traffic Jam for Two Judges in Houston Flood Litigation

Around 50 attorneys representing people whose homes or businesses were damaged by flooding from two Houston dams in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey crowded into a federal courtroom Wednesday to recommend how to organize the litigants into subgroups, while some asked to be named lead counsel for the sprawling litigation.

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Houston Residents Blame City for Dam-Related Flooding

A week after Hurricane Harvey saturated Houston with historic rainfall and as neighborhoods in the western part of the city are still underwater, residents claim in a class action that governmental mismanagement of two dams is to blame for the flooding that’s forced them to evacuate their homes.

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Leaving 20 Dead in Texas, Harvey Blows Into Louisiana

Tropical Storm Harvey is flooding southern Louisiana after dumping a record-breaking 51 inches of rain on Houston — 26 inches of it on Tuesday — leaving more than 20 people dead, 10,000 sheltering in a downtown convention center and hundreds of thousands of evacuees wondering what has become of their homes.

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