Associate Patrick A. Brown successfully resolved a dispute between his client and San Juan County over property damage caused by flooding. Patrick represented a married couple whose San Juan County home suffered flood damage following heavy rainfall, which resulted in county-wide flooding due to county ditches and drainage systems overflowing.
The matter, which was settled in mediation for an undisclosed amount, alleged that the county failed in its obligation to maintain a drainage ditch. Specifically, the homeowners alleged that the county ditch had filled up and the drainage channels were partially filled or blocked.