Johnson Lane Homeowners Sue Douglas Co. Over Flood Damage

Talk of the Town Case Update

MINDEN, NV—More than 30 homeowners in the Johnson Lane area have filed a lawsuit against Douglas County, claiming the County caused harm to their properties when debris and water from the flooding of the 2014 and 2015 rushed through the area.

The complaint was filed earlier this month in the Ninth Judicial District Court in Douglas County. The homeowners are seeking damages in excess of $10,000 each, special and consequential damages in an amount to be proven at trial, pre-judgement and post-judgement interest on all sums awarded and legal costs associated with the suit, as well as “any such other relief as the court deems just and proper.”

Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson said the case has been referred to the Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool. It has subsequently been assigned to Charles Burcham, a partner of the Reno law firm Thorndal, Armstrong, Delk, Balkenbush & Eisinger.


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