Nevada Supreme Court Rejects Reno’s Appeal of Lemmon Valley Lawsuit

The Nevada Supreme Court turned down the city of Reno’s appeal of a lawsuit , that allowed 54 property owners to seek class action status against the city over 2017 flooding in Lemmon Valley. The decision filed Thursday notes the city can still appeal the court decision using a conventional appeal. The property owners sued the city after flooding in the winter of 2016-2017. The suit charged the city caused by the flooding by allowing the discharge of effluent into Swan Lake, and other errors. A Washoe District Court jury in June found the city liable for taking property without compensation, and of taking property for government use. The jury did not find the city of Reno liable for trespass and nuisance as charged in the suit.

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