Stag Liuzza Class Action lawyers Mike Stag, Ashley Liuzza, and Matt Rogenes are scheduled to go to trial in the first phase of a class action against Tammany Holding Company. The question is whether Tammany Holding Company is liable for damages to three separate neighbor subclasses, as a result of a massive concrete crushing operation it allowed on its property. Plaintiffs previously won an injunction prohibiting certain activities on the site and and requiring protective measures take place. Plaintiffs settled out of court with the contractors and vessel operators related to the project.
In 2010, Tammany Holding Company allowed a concrete crushing facility on its property, even though it is located in an upscale residential neighborhood. On the edge of Lake Pontchartrain, contractors used tugboats to move massive barges, piled high with debris from the former I-10 Twin Spans Bridge, through the narrow canals of the neighborhood. In April 2011, they began crushing the concrete at all hours of the day and night. The operations processed an enormous amount of concrete dust and noise that blanketed the neighborhood. The lawsuit seeks to hold Tammany Holding Company responsible, as the property owner, for harming its neighbors.
Water Damages Subclass
The first, and smallest subclass is the Water Damages Subclass. The class consists of all persons who are, or were, residents, domiciliaries, were located and/or owned property adjacent to waterways directly adjacent to the Lakeshore Estates PUD from September 2010 t0 March 20, 2013, who have suffered damage to their persons and/or residential property from barge traffic and storm water runoff associated with concrete crushing operations located in Lakeshore Estates PUD.
Noise Damages Subclass
The second subclass consists of all persons who area, or were, residents, domiciliaries, were located, and/or owned property within a 4,000-foot radius surrounding the Lakeshore Estates PUD from September 2010 to March 20, 2013, and have suffered damage to their persons and/or residential property from noise associated with the concrete crushing operations located in Lakeshore Estates PUD.
Dust Damages Subclass
The final, and largest, subclass is all persons who are, or were, residents, domiciliaries, were located, and/or owned property within a 3-mile radius surrounding the Lakeshore Estates PUD from September 2010 to present, and have suffered damage to their persons and/or residential properties from dust associated with the concrete crushing operations at Lakeshore Estates PUD.
Trial is set for January 23, 2023. It is before Judge Omar Mason in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.