Class Action Water Department Lawsuit: Are You Already In? [VIDEO]
Attorney Jerry Harper talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the recently certified class action lawsuit against Shreveport's water department for over billing.
Harper, who also represents Scott Pernici, Michael Jones and Mark DeFatta, the original plaintiffs in the suit, tells KEEL listeners that he is awaiting instructions from the judge in the case, Mike Pittman, regarding instructions on how to notify the 66,000 who may have been over charged as far back as 2007.
More details on the suit from arklatexhomepage.com:
"A Caddo Parish judge signed an order ruling that every Shreveport and Caddo Parish resident who is or has been a water and sewer customer of the City of Shreveport has a right to be certified in a class action suit that alleges the City has overcharged tens of thousands of water and sewer customers...
Three weeks after the 182-page lawsuit was filed, the City of Shreveport filed a 21-page exception asking Caddo District Judge Mike Pitman to throw it out.
Plaintiff attorney Jerry Harper countered with a memorandum opposing dismissal, saying the City’s exception didn’t deny the allegations, but rather said it was a matter of interpretation.
After a hearing on June 12, 2017, Pitman ruled against the City, and the case has been weaving its way through the courts ever since."
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