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Judge dismisses S&WB lawsuit over Uptown drainage project construction

Judge dismisses S&WB lawsuit over Uptown drainage project construction

U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt threw out the lawsuit, saying the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans was unable to prove damage to property was caused by negligence from contractors. (Source: FOX 8 graphic) U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt threw out the lawsuit, saying the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans was unable to prove damage to property was caused by negligence from contractors. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans can't move forward with a lawsuit that puts blame on contractors for damage to Uptown homes.

U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt threw out the lawsuit, saying the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans was unable to prove damage to property was caused by negligence from contractors.

Dozens of Uptown homeowners claim drainage project construction is cracking their homes and causing other damage. They filed a lawsuit against the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. In turn, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans sued the contractors.

The homeowners' cases are expected to go to mediation.

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