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Shreveport: Appeals court nixes $1.7 million award to water & sewer customers

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – It’s back to the drawing board for the class action lawsuit that resulted in a judgment awarding Shreveport water and sewer customers more than $170 million in overpayments due to overbilling.  

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a District Court decision that awarded millions of dollars to Shreveport Water and Sewer customers who claimed they were overbilled for more than 10 years, due to what it called “absurd consequences” of the law.

Attorneys for the Class action suit argued that for more than a decade Shreveport water and sewer customers were overbilled due to a faulty averaging system that did not follow the letter of the law, and the trial court agreed, awarding $1,773,047.20 for overpayment and interest.

But the case was sent back to the District Court for further consideration, so it is unclear where the case will go from here.

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