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Lawsuit filed Against City for Flood Damage

Seattle residents have filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer.  The lawsuit alleges the City was negligent in the prevention of floods for the Thornton Creek subdivision.

The residents have taken the position that the City knew of the area’s tendency to flood, but took no action to prevent the build up of debris that blocked various storm drains.  Thus, water that should have gone through the storm drain was diverted to the creek at Thornton Creek.  As a result, the residents’ allege their home were submerged in more than four feet of water. 

Our firm is handling a similar flood complaint on behalf of numerous residents of a Montgomery, Alabama subdivision.  If you have been a victim of flood damage as the result of another’s negligence, then you may be entitled to money damages.  Contact one of our consumer protection attorneys for a free and confidential legal consultation. 

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