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Ohio Appeals Panel Reverses Class Certification In Sewage Flooding Suit

(September 15, 2016, 10:15 AM EDT) -- CLEVELAND — An Ohio city is not entitled to qualified immunity in a suit by residents whose basements were flooded with sewage; however, the trial court erred in granting the residents’ motion for class certification, an Eighth District Ohio Court of Appeals panel ruled Sept. 1 (State ex rel. Andy Huttman, et al. v. City of Parma, et al., No. 103691, Ohio App., 8th Dist.; 2016 Ohio App. LEXIS 3493).

(Opinion available. Document #43-160916-022Z.)

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