Stanford v. Town of Ball

Summary

Stanford v. Town of Ball, 903 So.2d 1235 (3rd Circuit) , LA ,   2005,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

N/A

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

Property damage, raw sewage back up, sewage damage,mental anguish, headaches, nausea.

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

n/a

Treatment Length :

N/A

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$50,050

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$50,000

Total :

$100,050

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, male, filed suit on his own behalf and behalf of his family against the town they lived in after raw sewage backed into their home as a result of the town's actions and negligence. The plaintiff lived with two of his children and the woman he was engaged to marry.

Award Reason :

Plaintiff was unable to have visitors due to the deplorable condition of his living situation. Fecal matter would often back up through the drainage system. Fumes also persist in the vicinity making things unpleasant for plaintiff. Plaintiff was awarded $40,000 in damages, his fiancee and two children who lived with him were each awarded $2,500, and plaintiff's children who were no longer living in the home were awarded $1,500 each. Plaintiff also awarded $50,000 in attorney fees.