I’m very fortunate to have an elite team that passionately and genuinely cares about your cases, and I’ve been inspired by their professionalism and tireless commitment during these challenging times. Per our prior posts on Armi’s Army, we made arrangements in the very early stages of COVID 19 to enable the Addicks Barker team to work from home. As shown below, so far, everyone here is healthy, and we hope you are as well.
We’re also happy to report that the Court has not postponed any deadlines; in fact, we are pushing through the compensation phase more quickly than we finished the liability phase.
We’re set to continue working from home as long as it is necessary to comply with the vari-ous executive orders. We hope you are all doing well during these trying times, and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Update on Compensation Phase
As you know, the United States Court of Federal Claims issued a historic ruling in December of last year finding the government liable under the 5th Amendment for intentionally flooding Upstream homes and businesses during and after Harvey.
We’re currently in the compensation phase, during which the Court will decide how much the government owes to the families and businesses that owned or rented property in the Up-stream area on August 30, 2017 (i.e., the date the Addicks and Barker reservoir pools reached their maximum elevations: 109.1 feet in Addicks and 101.6 feet in Barker). As with the liability phase, the compensation phase involves court-selected bellwether test properties. On January 30th, the Court picked the following 6 test properties for the compensation phase: