Pittsburgh Tavern Blames Closure On City, Sewer Contractors

By Matthew Santoni (February 21, 2019, 7:50 PM EST) -- A project to replace a sewer pipe in downtown Pittsburgh in 2014 touched off a series of problems that ended with sewage backing up into the Courthouse Tavern so frequently that it had to close, the restaurant's owner said in a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania state court Wednesday.

Owner Mark Depante and Feothan LLC, which did business as the Courthouse Tavern, filed a suit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas making claims of negligence and trespass against the city of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and a number of contractors who had worked on the sewer replacement and...

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