Court of appeal reverses ‘21 decision affecting customers part of class action lawsuit involving water billing
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal has reversed a 2021 decision that affects Shreveport water customers who were part of a class-action billing lawsuit.
Back in March of 2021, a Shreveport judge awarded nearly $10 million in damages to those who were part of the lawsuit. Now, that part of that decision has been reversed.
On Sept. 21, 2022, the court made the announcement that the award of interest in the amount of $1,773,047.20 also has been reversed.
The 2nd Circuit’s ruling also concluded that:
“The judgment granting partial summary judgment in favor of appellees on the days-months issue is reversed. The judgment denying appellant‘s motion for summary judgment on the days-months issue is reversed. ...”
With the case remanded to the trial court, attorneys are left figuring out what the next step will be.
DOCUMENT FROM THE COURT
Initially, Judge Michael Pitman issued a ruling against the City of Shreveport in favor of citizens in the amount of $9,626,894 in damages. That ruling affected more than 100,000 families who are current and former water and sewerage customers.
The initial ruling was the eighth consecutive ruling against the City of Shreveport in favor of citizens amid the ongoing water billing litigation.
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