Neighbors claim gas company damaged their property

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 8, 2019

MOUNDSVILLE — Property owners are suing a natural service gas company, citing alleged tortious interference and trespassing.

Michael Otte, Denise Otte, Kerry Foster, Cindy Foster and Ryne Foster filed a complaint in Marshall Circuit Court against Rover Pipeline LLC, et al. alleging that they interfered with land owned by the plaintiffs, causing nuisance, property damages and lost of business earnings.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs have sustained damages as a result of Rover's activities on nearby property. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants' construction of a pipeline has exceed the scope of their permissible use of adjacent property, causing damage through intentional and/or negligent conduct that caused a slip, damaged drainage tile and an environmental toll on the property, and other improper use of the plaintiffs' property. 

The plaintiffs hold Rover Pipeline et al. responsible because they allegedly trespassed on the adjacent property of the plaintiffs while doing pipeline activities that caused damages to their property and have failed and refused to make appropriate compensation and remedy.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek injunctive relief, award of damages, attorney's fees and all other further relief the Court deems appropriate. They are represented by Mark A. Kepple of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC in Wheeling.

Marshall Circuit Court Case number 18-C-267

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