THUNDER BAY, ON, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Watkins Law Professional Corporation and Merchant Law Group have commenced class action litigation against the Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay for all persons who owned or occupied property in Thunder Bay and who suffered damages or injuries as a result of flooding and sewer back-up occurring on or about May 28 th, 2012. The lawsuit seeks compensation for affected property owners, both insured and uninsured, for damage to buildings and personal property and other injuries sustained as a result of the flooding and sewer backup.
Sandy Zaitzeff, lead counsel for Watkins Law, stated "the recent heavy rains were a predictable event and should have been designed for and the City failed to maintain the sewage treatment plant and other storm sewer facilities which resulted in extensive damages for many city residents."
Zaitzeff further added "we have been working tirelessly on the ground, going through homes and meeting directly with families in the most devastated areas. We are keenly aware that the persons and families affected by this tragedy are amongst the most vulnerable in our community and many have been stripped overnight of the possessions and assets that represent their life's work."
Damages are estimated at over 300 million dollars.
Clean water, deteriorating and dangerous water and sewage facilities in Canada's municipalities is an issue for all Canadians and unless addressed these mishaps will become commonplace.
Watkins Law is comprised of litigation counsel recognized as the top in Canada in their fields. These counsel have produced millions of dollars in settlements for their personal injury clients. Merchant Law Group, a leading Canadian class action firm, has offices in 12 cities across Canada, from Montreal to Victoria.
Anyone who believes they may be eligible to participate in this class action should provide their contact information online at http://www.watkinslawforthepeople.com/client-information-form/ or http://www.merchantlaw.com/classactions/thunderbay.php, or call Watkins Law at 807-345-4455 or Merchant Law at 1-888-567-7777 for further information.
For further information:
Media may contact Tony Merchant, Q.C. at 306-539-7777, Christopher Watkins at 807-345-4455 or Sandy Zaitzeff at 807-345-4455.