CHARLESTON – A woman is suing the City of Charleston after she claims it is responsible for damages that occurred to her personal property.
Since April 10, 2010, the City of Charleston has negligently failed to construct, service, maintain, repair and furnish storm drains that are open, in repair and free from nuisance, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Sandra Kerns claims the defendant’s negligence has continuously, repeatedly and annually resulted in rain water, storm water and surface water running onto and into her property, causing damage to her and the property.
In September 2014, Kerns last incurred injuries and property damages because of the defendant’s negligence, according to the suit.
Kerns claims she sustained damages to her property, incurred permanent residual diminution of the value of her property and incurred out-of-pocket expenses.
Kerns is seeking compensatory damages. She is being represented by Bert Ketchum and Clayton J. Maddox of Greene, Ketchum, Farrell, Bailey & Tweel.
The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 15-C-2067