Flood

Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, L.L.P. originally became involved with the citizens of Ottawa County Oklahoma in 1993 and 1994 when a class action suit was filed in 1994 against Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) alleging Pensacola Dam and Grand Lake caused flood damage to property owned by some 100 people, businesses and governmental entities. GRDA paid approximately $11.5 million in settlement and verdicts in 2005 and 2006 as a result of this lawsuit.Lead counsel in the 1994 suit, Larry Bork, is also involved in another action filed against GRDA in 2001. More recently a third lawsuit was filed November 26, 2008 focusing on flooding that occurred in 2007

and some minor flooding which occurred in early 2008 and 2009. If you sustained flood damage in 2009, you have one (1) year from the date of the flood to file a tort claim. A Tort Claim can be filed with the Oklahoma Department of Central Services, Risk Management Division and the Grand River Dam Authority by clicking on the appropriate link under Forms. If any of these floods affected you, and you wish to pursue a claim against GRDA, please click the Questionnaire link and the Summary Sheet link below Forms, complete each form in its entirety, and submit by regular mail or email to Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer at flood@gseplaw.com