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Dave Altman and Justin Newman led the AltmanNewman team in recovering nearly $1 million in damages from the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) needed to restore homes and replace personal property on behalf of families in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood. The families’ homes and lives were devastated after an MSD sewer project collapsed and failed, leading to sewer backups and the inundation of the Northside neighborhood with mucky liquids from MSD’s system. The AltmanNewman effort included both informal resolution and state and federal claims filed in federal court.
- WKRC, High water floods homes in Northside, June 16, 2019
- WCPO, Construction on city’s sewer project to reduce overflows blamed for overflow after storm, June 16, 2019
- WLWT, Northside homeowners unsure what to do following flooding, June 19, 2019
After a Norwood, Ohio resident suffered a devastating sewage back-up that damaged the lower half of her home, AltmanNewman successfully tried the claim in federal court, securing funds needed to help rebuild her home and to compensate for personal property losses. In the process, Justin Newman and Robin Burgess exposed clear errors in the Metropolitan Sewer District’s “expert” testimony, convincing the federal court that MSD should compensate the Firm’s client.