HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Fulkerson Lotz charges that an “intentional flooding of thousands of residences” is a taking under the 5th amendment. The law firm does not dispute the Corps’ desire to prevent the Addicks and Barker reservoirs from overtopping and potentially collapsing but notes the Corps’ own explanation and spokesman’s admission that it knew a release of water would “inundate” homes.
The suit was filed in Washington, D.C., in the U.S. Court of Claims on behalf of between 4,000 and 10,000 affected property owners.
“If the government takes your property to build a highway or building a school, it has to compensate you. It should do the same thing if it uses your property as a water holding pen. This principle has been upheld in numerous legal decisions,” said Tom Fulkerson, managing partner.
Case Number: 2017-1194C
Additional details will be posted to the firm newsletter.
Neighborhoods affected include:
Arcadia, Arcadia Court, Barker Addition, Barkers Branch, Barkers Crossing, Bear Creek Central, Bear Creek Estates, Bear Creek Farms, Bear Creek Trails, Bear Creek Village, Bear Creek West, Bradford Colony, Charlestown Colony, Cinco Ranch Equestrian Village, Clay Hill Park, Clay Hills Plaza, Clay Meadows, Concord Bridge, Concord Bridge North, Concord Colony, Cypress Parke, Eldridge Park, Estates at Cullen Park, Estates of Baker Lane, Feste Park at Bear Creek Village, Flagstone Estates, Forest Village, Georgetown Colony, Glencairn, Glencairn Park, Glencairn South, Green Trails, Green Trails Crossing, Green Trails Forest, Green Trails Oaks, Green Trails Park, Green Trails Village, Hearthstone Place, Heatherwood Park, Highland Trails, Jamestown Colony, Kelliwood, Kelliwood Enclave, Kelliwood Gardens, Kelliwood Lakes, Kelliwood Nottingham Country, Kelliwood Place, Kelliwood Trails, Kingsland Acres, Kingsland Estates, Krystal Lake Estates, Lake Harbor, Lakeforest of Kelliwood, Lakes of Buckingham Kelliwood, Lakes of Pine Forest, Lakes on Eldridge, Lakes on Eldridge North, Landing at Park Harbor, Langham Creek Colony, Mayde Creek Farms, Memorial Bend, Memorial Parkway, Memorial Parkway Village, Nottingham Country, Oak Park Trails, Park Harbor, Park Harbor Estates, Park Harbor Oaks, Park Place Center, Parklake Village, Parkview at Barker Cypress, Pine Forest Green, Pine Forest Landing, Pine Forest Village, Ranch at Barker Cypress, Ricefield Village, Savannah Estates, Stonelodge, Timber Creek Place, Twin Lakes, University Park West, Villages at Lakepoint, West Side Forest, Westgreen Park, Westlake, Westlake Forest, Westlake Place, Willow Park Greens, Windsor Park Estates, Windsor Park Lakes, Yorktown Crossing and many other neighborhoods.
SOURCE Fulkerson Lotz Law Firm