Class-Action Suit Settled Against Irrigation District for Fernley Flood

A settlement has been reached between the victims of the Fernley flood in 2008 and Truckee Carson Irrigation District, according to a law firm representing the defendants. After eight years of litigation, the courts overseeing the cases have granted final approval to a class-wide settlement for $18.183 million and the settlement money is starting to be disbursed to the victims.

January 5, 2008, a 40-foot-wide section of the Truckee Canal running through a residential section of Fernley collapsed, dumping water into the housing subdivisions below the canal. About 580 homes were impacted by water.

“The [$18.183 million] settlement finally brings closure to those who were harmed through no fault of their own,” Patrick Leverty, a lawyer for the victims, said in a statement. “It was a long haul, but I am really proud of the work performed by both firms in getting justice for our clients.”

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Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]