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Municipal Liability - Flooding

The Firm successfully defended a South Alabama town in a flooding lawsuit in state court. The plaintiff claimed her home and property flooded more than 15 times over the course of several years. The plaintiff alleged the flooding was caused by the town’s failure to maintain its drainage system in her neighborhood, which the plaintiff testified channeled water onto her property each time it rained. After extensive discovery was conducted, the trial court granted summary judgment for the town and found that the plaintiff did not prove the flooding was caused by any negligence of the town. The plaintiff appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court, but lost again when the Court affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of the town and dismissed the case.

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