3:14-cv-445 Navelski Class Action Information Page


This class action case was filed by current and former property owners in the Bristol Creek, Bristol Park, Bristol Woods, and Ashbury Hills subdivisions of Cantonment, Florida, against International Paper Company, which owns and operates a paper mill along Elevenmile Creek in Cantonment.  The property owners allege that during a heavy rainstorm on April 29 and 30, 2014, a dam on International Paper’s property collapsed and discharged the water behind it into the Elevenmile Creek, which caused the Creek to overflow its banks and flood approximately 160 homes in their neighborhoods.  
In their First Amended Complaint, the property owners assert claims for negligence, trespass, nuisance, and strict liability.  On March 25, 2017, the Court certified a liability-only class with respect to these claims.  A jury trial on liability is set for February 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. (CST).  This website is provided for the convenience of all interested parties; the complete record is available on PACER.

Contact Information

Clerk of Court
            Arnow Federal Building
            100 N. Palafox St.
            Pensacola, FL  32502
            (850) 435-8440
Class Counsel
James L. Kauffman, Esq.
Jonathan R. Marshall, Esq.
Bailey & Glasser
1054 31st Street, NW, Suite 230
Washington, DC  20007
(202) 463-2101
Jeremiah J. Talbott
Law Office of J.J. Talbott, P.A.
900 East Moreno Street
Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 437-9600
Christopher M. Vlachos
Vlachos Injury Law, P.A.
714 North DeVilliers Street
Pensacola, FL  32501
(850) 444-0141
Defendant’s Counsel
Moore, Hill & Westmoreland
P.O. Box 13290
Pensacola, FL 32591
(850) 434-3541
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036
(202) 955-8500