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Trial continued in contractor's case against concrete suppliers

By Ann Maher | Jun 3, 2016

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A trial that had been set to begin June 6 in Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian's court involving a dispute over allegedly faulty concrete will be continued.

Attorney Brian Wendler wrote in a May 16 motion for continuance that his client Steven Norbury experienced a catastrophic medical condition that has precluded him from assisting plaintiff's counsel.

Norbury sued Red-E-Mix and Troy Ready Mix in 2012, claiming that concrete mix he purchased from the defendants for custom projects in Troy, Waterloo and Maryville contained excessive amounts of a chemical called lignite, which caused the concrete to be unable to conform per the purchaser’s requests.

He claims he received calls from customers complaining that the concrete was rapidly deteriorating and needed replacement. The cost to repair exceeded $45,000, his suit says. He further alleged that he lost business and suffered damage to his reputation.

Defendants, represented by attorneys from HeplerBroom in Edwardsville, have denied allegations.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-423.

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