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Tort/Negligence – Municipal – Sovereign Immunity – Defective Sewer System (access required)

In this suit for damages allegedly resulting from the backup of raw sewage into plaintiffs' homes, the trial court erred in sustaining the city's plea of sovereign immunity to the homeowners' count alleging negligence in the construction, operation and maintenance of the city's sewer system. The design of a sanitary sewer system is a governmental, rather ...

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