Association Liable for Sewage Backup Damage
Facts: A member sued a condominium association and its managing agent for negligence for failing to maintain and repair the association's sewer pipes in the common areas. Since 1999, the member experienced repeated plumbing backups in his unit. In 2003, the member wrote a letter to the board complaining of the persistent problem and reported that the plumber who responded to the latest call had recommended annual maintenance of the drain lines serving the building.
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