The Virginia Supreme Court has paved the way for more than 100 residents of Huntington to sue VDOT after a 2006 flood. The residents sued in 2008, for $9 million, saying the flooding was due to Capital Beltway construction.
Geoff Livingston, et al. v. Fairfax County and VDOT, alleged that the repeated flooding was a consequence of Capital Beltway construction, which relocated Cameron Run’s channel, and unbridled suburban development upstream, the Washington Post reported. Yet neither the county nor the state did anything about it for 23 years, the lawsuit says, the newspaper stated.
The high court’s opinion last week, was written by Justice LeRoy F. Millette, Jr.
Last week, county Supervisor Gerry Hyland met with Huntington residents to discuss a referendum for a $30 million bond for flood protection.
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