Friday, April 18, 2003

Sinkhole suits blaming state and local officials set for trial in August

As reported here, "three lawsuits filed by Suffolk residents who blame city and state officials for sinkholes in their yards will go to trial in August," now that the circuit court judge has rejected the defendants' special pleas to dismiss the cases. The plaintiffs claim "that the city and state have refused to fix drain pipes that were not properly installed near their yards." One plaintiff was quoted as saying "I'm paying taxes on a house that's becoming valueless because of sinkholes that look like bomb craters in my yard."

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