Annie Cosby May 12, 2014, 1:00pm

An insurance company representing a couple is suing plumbers and home builders over the alleged flooding problems.

Chubb National Insurance Co., on behalf of Adam and Deborah Shields, filed a lawsuit April 16 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Patyk Plumbing Heating & Cooling Inc., the Lizzo Family Limited Partnership and K.C. Homes Inc., citing negligence.

The suit states the main drain stacks of the Shields' residence seeped through the second floor stack and first floor toilets on April 7, 2010, causing severe water damage to ceilings. It further alleges that in August 2010, a plumber discovered a bladder cleanout plug had not removed when construction was completed.

The insurance company is seeking damages in the amount of $60,265.22 to cover the damages and the deductible paid by the Shields, plus court costs. It is being represented by Matthew J. Schueler of Schueler, Dallavo & Casieri.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L004296.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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