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Reno Nevada lawyer Lee T.Hotchkin and others settle Nevada class action lawsuit for Fernley, Nevada flood victims of January 2008.


Reno, Nevada attorney, Lee T. Hotchkin and colleagues recently reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit for their clients, victims of the Fernley, Nevada flood of January 2008. The settlement provides $1,725,000.00 for the Truckee River Canal embankment failure and resulting flooding. The overflowing and breach of the canal resulted in more than 800 homes being flooded.

The legal team included Cal Dunlap, Treva Hearne, Monique Laxalt, Robert Hager, Robert Maddox and Gene Leverty.  The Truckee River Canal is part of the Newlands Irrigation Project, which provides surface water for Fernley and Fallon area farmers through water diversions from the Truckee River to Lake Lahontan. The Truckee River Canal, carries the diverted water more than 30 miles from Derby Dam on the Truckee River to the man made lake.

Mr. Hotchkin, a Reno Nevada Lawyer has been practicing law in Reno, Nevada and California for over 25 years. He is an active member of both the Nevada and California State Bar Associations. His legal experience includes acting as the former Senior Chief Trial Deputy of Washoe County.  Mr. Hotchkin is an experienced trial lawyer with an emphasis as a Reno Family Lawyer, Reno Foreclosure Lawyer  and Reno Nevada Business lawyer in addition to also practicing personal injury law, general civil litigation law, civil law, real property litigation law and criminal law. Lee T. Hotchkin and Hotchkin Law Firm are currently accepting new clients in Nevada and California.


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