Insurance company sues IL counties and towns over 2013 floods

April 25, 2014 3:08:57 PM PDT
An insurance company has filed lawsuits in Cook County, and several outlying counties including Lake and Will, for allegedly failing to make adequate preparations for the April 2013 rainfall that led to extensive flooding.

Illinois Farmers Insurance Company filed the suits last week in the various counties naming almost every town and city in those counties.

The suits claim the counties and towns failed to safely operate and maintain sewer systems that could handle the rainfall due to climate change.

The insurance company is seeking compensatory damages.

The insurance company is being represented by Chicago attorney Stuart Brody. He says he can't comment on the lawsuits and questions should be directed to Illinois Farmers Insurance Company.

Luis Sahagun, Director of Media Relations for Farmers Insurance issued the following statement: "Farmers has taken what we believe is the necessary action to recover payments made on behalf of our customers, for damages caused by what we believe to be a completely preventable issue, as well as to prevent it from happening again."

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