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Clay County couple files suit against real estate agent, bank after property flooded

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 29, 2017

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CLAY – A Clay County couple alleges they were not informed a property they purchased was in a flood zone.

Joshua Salyers and Megan Williams Salyers filed a complaint Nov. 22 in Clay Circuit Court against Jeanie's Real Estate LLC, A. Jean Davis, CBCINNOVIS and Clay County Bank Inc. alleging common law negligence, misrepresentation and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs applied for a loan to purchase a Newton property in 2013 with Clay County Bank. The plaintiffs allege that Davis, a real estate agent for Jeanie's Real Estate, failed to inform them the property they purchased was in a flood zone and as a result, they did not purchase flood insurance.

The suit states on Dec. 25, 2015, the property flooded and in June 2016, floods washed what was left of their mobile home away.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory, incidental and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs and expenses and such other and further relief. They are represented by Marvin W. Masters and Roger A. Decanio of The Masters Law Firm LC in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Richard A. Facemire.

Clay Circuit Court case number 17-C-40

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