Macuga, Liddle & Dubin File Class Action Lawsuit Against the City of Dearborn as a Result of Basement Flooding

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According to court documents, over 200 Dearborn homes were damaged as a result of sewage backups that occurred in July 2013.

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“These people have suffered significant losses,” attorney Steven Liddle said. “They simply want to be compensated for their damages."

Macuga, Liddle & Dubin, P.C., an experienced environmental class action law firm, is announcing important information for Dearborn sewage backup victims.

Macuga, Liddle & Dubin have filed filed a Class Action Complaint in Wayne County Circuit Court (Case No. 14-002824-NZ, Judge Patricia Perez Fresard) against the City of Dearborn on behalf of residents whose property was damaged by sewer backups that occurred in July 2013.

The Complaint alleges that hundreds of Dearborn basements became a repository for raw, untreated sewage as a result of a defect in the city’s sewer system on July 8-9th and 15th. The Complaint alleges that the city’s sewer system should have been able to handle the amount of water that fell during that period.

According to court documents, the City of Dearborn was inundated with hundreds of calls from affected residents. Court documents also state that residents have documented anywhere from several inches to several feet of raw sewage entering their homes. Unsurprisingly, many people reported significant damage to their personal property and damage to their home as well. People with finished basements were especially hard hit with damage reported to the walls and flooring.

“These people have suffered significant losses,” attorney Steven Liddle said. “They simply want to be compensated for their damages.”

The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $25,000. The firm is urging affected residents to contact their office at 800-536-0045 to document their damages.

Macuga, Liddle & Dubin P.C. is one of the preeminent class action firms in Michigan. The firm specializes in cases involving sewage invasions, environmental contamination, governmental liability and complex consumer class actions.

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