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Charleston customer blames Tyler Mountain Water for ceiling damage

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 20, 2018

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CHARLESTON — A Charleston woman is suing a bottled water distributor, alleging negligent hiring and training.

Mary Beth Kirby filed a complaint Feb. 21 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Tyler Mountain Water Company Inc. alleging that the bottled water distributor failed to supply a water bottle that that is safe for its intended use.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, in Jan. 24, 2018, she suffered damage to the ceiling of her basement when the water bottle delivered by defendant's employee was damaged and leaked. The damage was estimated at $2,150. The plaintiff holds Tyler Mountain Water Company Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly train its employees to maintain the water bottle in a safe condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages in an amount that is just and proper, plus attorney's fees and costs. She is represented by David K. Hendrickson and Jerome Sparks of Hendrickson & Long PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 18-C-165

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