MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Commissioners are being sued by a former Knox County resident after a 2011 flood caused damage to her Banning Road home.
The suit, Loretta A. Hains v. Knox County Commissioners, filed earlier this month, cites five counts including negligence, failure to inspect, and wanton and reckless disregard. The complaint asks for a judgment in an amount in excess of $25,000, as well as attorney fees and court costs.
The complaint charges that the county was responsible for the installation of a temporary bridge that caused the flooding to Hains’ home. It further states that the county failed to construct the bridge in a manner to prevent flooding.
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