Customer alleges damages following Alton storage facility fire

The Madison County Record Aug. 24, 2016, 1:45pm


EDWARDSVILLE — A customer is suing an Alton storage facility owners, alleging they owe the plaintiff $90,000.

Barbara Little filed a lawsuit Aug. 19 in Madison County Circuit Court against Joseph Weber, doing business as Riverbend Storage, Joseph M. Weber and Jennifer K. Weber,   alleging breach of contract and negligence in failing to take reasonable care of their storage facility.

According to the complaint, Little suffered damages to her properties that were stored at Riverbend Storage due to a fire. The suit says the items had a total value of at least $90,000. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants permitted a homeless individual to rent and live in the storage facility unit adjacent to Little's unit. The individual used a candle, knocked it over and stated a fire that spread to Little's unit.

Little seeks trial by jury, judgment of at least $90,000, plus legal costs and interest and all relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by attorneys Christopher W. Byron and Christopher J. Petri of Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb LLC in Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-c-1171

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