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Tenant seeks damages from Slack Group after tree fell on home

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 13, 2017

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CHARLESTON – A Charleston mobile home owner alleges his home was damaged by a tree he had previously asked to be removed.

Gary L. Leach filed a complaint Sept. 13 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Slack Group LLC alleging that the mobile home site operator breached its duty to maintain the site in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff has rented a mobile home lot from the defendant for 10 years at the Airport Mobile Home Park in Charleston. The suit states that on May 2, his home was substantially damaged when a tree located close behind it fell on it. 

The plaintiff holds Slack Group LLC responsible because despite numerous requests to remove the tree, the defendant allegedly failed to do so and denied and has refused to reimburse him for the damage to his home.

The plaintiff seeks actual, compensatory and punitive damages and such other just and appropriate relief. He is represented by Larry O. Ford and Michael L. Glasser of Meyer, Ford & Glasser PLLC in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 17-C-1291

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