Addicks and Barker Reservoirs

Potts Named Co-lead in Addicks Barker Case

Potts Law Firm Named Co-Lead Counsel for Addicks and Barker Reservoirs Downstream Flood Cases

A federal judge in a flurry of orders Monday appointed four groups of lead counsel to steer claims brought by the thousands of homeowners alleging the government is responsible for flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, also spelling out the framework for the litigation going forward.

As part of four orders, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Chief Judge Susan G. Braden appointed separate groups of lead counsel – one to handle pretrial jurisdictional discovery on any initial motions to dismiss the lawsuits over the government’s management of Houston-area reservoirs, and a different group to begin preparing to show the government is liable for the damages and prepare for an eventual trial.