Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Tennessee American Water Company To Recover Losses Caused By Water Loss Incident

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A class action complaint has been filed in the Circuit Court of Hamilton County against American Water Works Company, Inc; American Water Works Service Company, Inc.; and Tennessee-American Water Company d/b/a Tennessee American Water, after the Water Loss Incident precipitated by the water main break which occurred last Thursday evening.

The lawsuit, captioned Bruce, et al. v. American Water Works Company, Inc., et al., and styled as a class action, was filed on Tuesday on behalf of local plaintiffs by the law firms of Davis & Hoss, P.C. of Chattanooga; Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint, P.C. of Phoenix, Arizona; Calwell Luce DiTrapano PLLC of Charleston, W.V.; and Law Offices of Rod Jackson of Charleston, W.V. 

“We filed the case to ensure that area residents and business are not left holding the bag for Tennessee American Water’s utter failure to provide a safe continuous supply of tap water,” said Lee Davis of Davis & Hoss, P.C.

He said, “We joined with the lawyers who successfully prosecuted a similar water loss case against American Water and another of its subsidiaries, West Virginia-American Water Company.  Information on that case is available at https://www.wvwaterclaims.com/. While we cannot guarantee an outcome, we hope for an equally good result here and are prepared to put forth the effort necessary to see that happens on behalf of our clients and everyone adversely affected by this water outage.”

Chattanooga residents or businesses who were without water, or hourly wage earners who were unable to work because their place of employment was closed during the Water Loss Incident, and who seek additional information regarding the investigation of potential claims, are encouraged to contact Van Bunch of Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint, P.C., via email at vbunch@bffb.com, or by office telephone at 855-882-6336, or to contact Lee Davis of Davis & Hoss, P.C., via email at lee.davis@davis-hoss.com.

Click here to read the complaint.


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