Bruce Ingram, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, was quoted in a Columbus Dispatch story about a Mercer County jury that ordered the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to pay $2 million to the owners of a farm to compensate them for years of flood damage. The story stated that this was the “first of dozens of such proceedings allowed to move forward after the Ohio Supreme Court last month found the state agency and its director, James Zehringer, in contempt for failing to pay 87 property owners who have suffered repeated flooding as a result of the widening of a spillway from Grand Lake St. Marys.”
The story also states:
“Yesterday, jurors in Mercer County Common Pleas Court deliberated two hours before awarding Wayne and Janet Doner $1.95 million in damages plus attorney fees estimated to be about $250,000.
‘They will finally (be compensated) after 15 years of flooding,” said Bruce L. Ingram, the Doners’ attorney.’”
To read the entire article, visit the Columbus Dispatch website. (Subscription may be required).