Edwardsville home owners sue city over water leak

Kelly Holleran Mar. 3, 2011, 12:58am

The owners of two Edwardsville properties have filed suit against the city, alleging they sustained more than $50,000 worth of damages to their properties when a water line leak occured.

Raymere N. Oglesby, who owns property at 407 Olive Street, and Maxie Johnson, who owns property at 605 Hill Lane, claim the walls, concrete flooring and foundations of their properties suffered extensive water damage, which led to mold, because of a water main line leak discovered on Aug. 25, 2009.

In the complaint, Oglesby and Johnson blame Edwardsville for causing their damages, saying the city failed to timely repair a leak that it had knowledge of.

Oglesby and Johnson are seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Peter J. Maag of the Maag Law Firm in Wood River will be representing them.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-174.

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