Many California residents understand what it's like to plan for weeks (or even months) for family vacations only to have unforeseen circumstances interrupt or completely ruin their plans. That's what thousands of people are saying happened to them when their beach vacations in another state were abruptly halted due to a power outage. Business litigation is now pending for the construction company being blamed for negligence in the incident.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the company that allegedly caused a major power outage when a mishap occurred during bridge construction. A steel pylon was reportedly driven through two main power lines, which left many beachgoers without electricity on vacation. Five people are representing thousands in the class action lawsuit, seeking damages against the construction company for negligence.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a popular vacation destination, and many businesses on the islands rely on summer vacation residents as a main source of income. The recent power outage has significantly impacted not only business owners in the area, but high numbers of tourists who may have waited all year to enjoy time at the beach with their families. The construction company will no doubt do its best to protect its interests in the class action situation.
The key to successful business litigation outcomes in California and elsewhere often lies in the type of representation parties secure before heading to court. The keen insight and quick-thinking skills of a highly experienced attorney often makes the difference between courtroom victory and less satisfactory results. Anyone currently facing business problems that may lead to litigation can discuss the situation with a business attorney in order to gain perspective on what the most viable option toward success might be.
Source: USA Today, "Class action lawsuit filed in Outer Banks power outage", Emily Bohatch, Aug. 1, 2017