Moundsville residents seek damages after property was flooded with sewage

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 28, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE – The owners of a property in Moundsville are suing the city after sewage flooded the property.

Jacob and Lisa Zukoff, individuals, and Automotive Accessories Limited Inc. filed a complaint Feb. 5 in Marshall Circuit Court against the city of Moundsville and Motorists Mutual Insurance Co. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Jan. 27, 2017, their Washington Avenue, Moundsville property was flooded and engulfed by sewage. They allege that damage was caused by the city's negligence and that Motorists Mutual has denied coverage of their claims.

The plaintiffs allege they suffered damage to their real property, diminution in value, loss of business opportunity and income, annoyance, mental anguish, inconvenience and expenses to restore the contaminated property. 

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court, plus interest and costs. They are represented by Alex J. Shook and Andrew G. Meek of Hamstead, Williams & Shook PLLC in Morgantown. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge David W. Hummel Jr.

Marshall Circuit Court case number 18-C-27

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