A couple claims it incurred costs of more than $50,000 after Ameren Illinois destroyed their land without restoring it to its original condition.

Richard G. Iberg and June H. Iberg filed a lawsuit July 10 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Ameren Illinois.

In their complaint, the Ibergs allege they allowed Ameren to utilize their land, which is situated on Illinois Highway 162, after Ameren requested permission to drive on property to work on a delivery system and to install a security fence.

The defendant immediately exceeded the request and permission extent by placing on the plaintiff’s property: extra dirt and fill, parking large trucks, employee vehicles, trackhoes, backhoes, bobcats, generator trailers, a huge rock pile, a dirt pile and several welding sites, the suit states.

Because Ameren has failed to return the Ibergs’ land to its previous condition, the couple claims property damage of more than $50,000.

The Ibergs seek a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

They are being represented by attorney Merle C. Bassett of Bassett Law Office in Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-969.

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