WHEELING — A couple's lawsuit against Ohio County Public Service District and John Doe alleges negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent damages.

Lisa Graham and Ronald Graham filed a complaint on June 8 in Ohio Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they negligently caused a water main break.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on June 8, 2014, Lisa Graham and Ronald Graham experienced flooding at their residential home at 117 Fir Court in Wheeling, causing substantial damage, losses, annoyance, inconvenience, loss of use, diminution in value, mental anguish and emotional distress. The plaintiffs holds the defendants responsible because district employees allegedly negligently maintained, monitored, repaired and/or inspected the main valve, water lines, pipes and fittings located near the plaintiffs' home, causing a water break or leak, and failed to repair or remediate the water system.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of minimum jurisdictional amount limits, plus interest and costs, and for such other relief as the court or jury deems just. They are represented by Ronald W. Zavolta and Jordan M. Laird of Zavolta Law Office in Wheeling.

Ohio Circuit Court Case number 16-C-173

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