ST. LOUIS — A drainage and sewer service facility is suing an electric and gas service company, citing alleged failure to perform work, resulting in severe damage to property.
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District filed a complaint in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Union Electrical Co., doing business as Ameren Missouri, alleging the electric and gas service company failed to exercise reasonable care in the work performed that resulted in damage to a property.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 12, the plaintiff and owner of a property entered into a good-faith settlement agreement in which the plaintiff, without admitting liability, paid the full amount of the property damages alleged in the owner's lawsuit against the defendant and the plaintiff, amounting to $60,389.50. The plaintiff claims it should be reimbursed for its payment when it has not contributed to and is not at fault for a vault collapse in the property.
The plaintiff holds Union Electrical, doing business as Ameren Missouri, responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly perform work at or near the property and failed to properly supervise and inspect the work.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for contribution for all sums paid to the owner in excess of its pro rate share of liability, together with costs, and whatever further relief the court deems just and proper. The plaintiff is represented by Brian C. Stone of Office of the General Counsel in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10671