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Partial verdict favors Fernley flood victims

A jury has partially decided the fate of the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District, which had been sued over a devastating 2008 flood in Fernley.

According to the court, the jury in the Third Judicial District Court in Yerington found TCID negligent in maintenance, and negligent maintenance was the cause for the breach. Another trial is scheduled for at 1 p.m. Aug. 21 in Reno to determine damages for the plaintiffs.

"The jury found TCID negligently maintained the Truckee Canal and that negligence was the proximate cause of the embankment failure," said Patrick Leverty, one of the lawyers who handled the case. …

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