Apartment owner blames St. Albans for property damage

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2011

CHARLESTON -- Pison Management and Kanawha Court Apartments are suing the city of St. Albans after they claim they sustained property damages because of the city's sewer system.

On May 25, 2009, the apartment complex owed and operated by William E. Turner, who is doing business as Pison Management, and Kanawha Court Apartments was flooded with an overflow of sewer and storm water, according to a complaint filed May 24 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Turner claims the defendant negligently breached its duty to keep and maintain its storm and sewer drains on good working order.

The flooding was devastating to the apartment complex and amounted to a health hazard, constituted a nuisance and otherwise damaged the property, according to the suit.

Turner is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by David L. White.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-854

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