Ben Hart Jul. 15, 2014, 8:15am

A Chicago woman is suing over claims her condo was damaged as a result of a leak in the ceiling.

Yolanda Carlisle filed a lawsuit June 26 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Damascus Harris, Marla Shade Harris and 4310 South Berkeley Condominium, alleging negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of declaration of condominium ownership.

According to the complaint, Carlisle discovered a leak in the ceiling of the guest bathroom of the condo she rented at 4310 S. Berkeley Ave. in Chicago on April 25, 2012. Carlisle claims she demanded that Harris, the president of her condo association, have the leak investigated and repaired several times.

The suit alleges Harris failed to provide maintenance for Carlisle's condo and didn't provide an itemized accounting of the common expenses the association incurred for the preceding year.

Carlisle claims her property has suffered extensive damages as a result of the leak.

She is seeking damages in excess of $10,000, attorney's fees, court costs, access to public records and to have her bathroom repaired. She is being represented in the case by Chicago attorney Matthew A. Sidor of Sidor Law Ltd.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014CH10695.

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, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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