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Property owner alleges Morgantown Utility Board water meter caused damage to property

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 13, 2017

MORGANTOWN – A Morgantown man alleges that a municipal water meter ruptured and caused water damage to his property.

Bassem Haddad filed a complaint Oct. 6 in Monongalia Circuit Court against Morgantown Utility Board alleging breach of duty.

According to the complaint, Haddad alleges that on Oct. 17, 2016, the water meter owned by the defendant located at his house suffered a severe leak, which caused flooding and water damage to his real and personal property. Plaintiff also claims the water meter caused repeated ruptures, which has caused repeated flooding to his house. 

The plaintiff holds Morgantown Utility Board responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to investigate and discover the cause of the water meter ruptures and failed to relocate the water meter after previous ruptures.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for a fair compensation, together with an award of pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and attorney's fees. He is represented by Andrew G. Meek of Hamstead, Williams & Shook PLLC in Morgantown.

Monongalia Circuit Court case number 17-C-383

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