U.S. Water News Online
MILWAUKEE — An appeals court says the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District must pay a business for damaging the structure of its building during a construction project.
The decision means the taxpayer-funded MMSD will have to pay E-L Enterprises Inc. $624,000 already ordered by a judge plus an additional amount in attorneys fees for bringing the appeal.
E-L Enterprises filed suit in 2004, saying MMSD's construction of a sewer line beneath its building caused extensive structural damage.
A jury last year agreed the project drained groundwater beneath the building, resulting in rotting wood pilings and causing the building to settle.
The District 1 Court of Appeals has rejected several arguments MMSD raised on appeal.
Click here to subscribe to e-Water News Weekly!