Property owner sues city, alleging negligence in operating sewer system

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — A real property owner is suing a city and sewer service providers, citing alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Steven Eaton filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against the City of St. Albans, et al. alleging that they breached their duty to flush and clear the sewer and service drainage pipes around his property.

According to the complaint, Eaton alleges that on June 17, 2018, and in October 2018, his real and personal property was damaged as a result of a deleterious flood due to sewage backup from the defendants' sewer system. He suffered loss of use of the property, annoyance, inconvenience and aggravation. 

The plaintiff holds the City of St. Albans, et al. responsible because they allegedly failed to appropriately sustain and maintain the water pipes, sewage pipes, drainage ditches and related pipings under their control.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs and such other proper and just relief. He is represented by Shawn R. Romano and Miles B. Berger of Romano & Associates PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 18-C-1502

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