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Mall Road LLC alleges property damage from neighbor's landscape changes

By Michael Abella | Nov 1, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Collinsville property owner alleges its property was damaged when a neighbor altered the drainage of water on her property.

Mall Road LLC filed a complaint on Oct. 21 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Lillie Kathleen Moore, trustee of the Herman Lamar Moore Revocable Trust, alleging trespass, property damage and nuisance.

According to the complaint, Mall Road alleges the defendant made "significant" changes to the landscape of her property between 2006 and 2009. Mall Road claims the defendant added a significant amount of soil, altered the flow of water on her property and altered the topography and elevations of her property.

As a result, Mall Road claims it has suffered and will continue to suffer unnatural accumulation of water and silt on its property and inability to maintain the property.

The plaintiff seeks compensation in an amount greater than $50,000, plus punitive damages attorney's fees, costs, expenses and for any other relief as the court deems equitable. It is represented by Brian L. Kalb of Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb LLC in Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1455

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