- Associated Press - Saturday, October 1, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Lincoln attorney has filed a lawsuit against the city over 2014 sewer backups that damaged hundreds of homes.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/2dzF4QY ) that attorney Vince Powers filed the lawsuit on behalf of his client, Susan Dermer. On Friday, Power amended the lawsuit seeking class-action status.

The lawsuit says Dermer suffered more than $10,000 in damages for cleaning and restoration of her basement. The suit says the city failed to have a sewer system that would accommodate heavy rainfall, among other problems.

The city says the storm was responsible for the backups, not city negligence.

Even so, it set up a $1 million cleanup fund, limiting property owners to $5,000 per property. Those who participated agreed not to sue the city.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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