Baxmeyer Construction to depose witness in case of water damaged furniture

Christina Stueve May 3, 2012, 3:14am


Baxmeyer Construction Co. will depose Mark Leezy, corporate representative of Fredman Brothers Furniture Co. and Home Furniture LLC, on May 16 in a Madison County case involving water damaged furniture.

Fredman Brothers claims furniture was destroyed after Baxmeyer was involved with road construction excavation on Illinois Route 159 and Main Street in Collinsville in 2011. The plaintiff claims water was allowed to leak and destroy furniture stored in a lower level of its building.

The deposition will be taken orally at the law firm of Sterling and Dowling in Fairview Heights for the purpose of discovery, according to a document filed April 27 by Seth Gausnell, Baxmeyer's attorney.

Baxmeyer Construction Co. responded to the lawsuit filed by Fredman Brothers Furniture Co., denying it is responsible for furniture damaged by leaking water.

In its answer to the Nov. 3 complaint, Baxmeyer also demanded a trial by jury.

Harry J. Sterling of Sterling and Dowling in Fairview Heights represent Fredman Brothers.

Seth G. Gausnell of Pitzer Snodgrass is representing Fredman Brothers.

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth is assigned to the case.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-1152.

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