City In NY Not Liable For Storm Floods Caused By Drain Clog

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 4:08 PM EDT) -- In a ruling with potential implications for municipal liability in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a New York federal judge has found the city of Jamestown, N.Y., was not liable for 2009 storm-related flooding damages based on drainage system failures of which it was not aware.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara determined Oct. 23 that Jamestown could not be forced to compensate American Insurance Co. for damages the insurer paid out to a hospital that was damaged after a city drainage culvert became clogged...
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