AT&T Illinois sues village for damage to underground cable

By Annie Cosby | Jan 7, 2014

AT&T Illinois is suing Elk Grove Village for alleged damage to its underground cable.

AT&T filed the suit against the village on Jan. 2 in the Cook County Circuit Court.

According to the complaint, employees of Elk Grove Village dug into the ground to repair a leaking water main on Jan. 5, 2013, damaging underground AT&T-owned cables and interrupting service to subscribers.

The plaintiff claims it repaired the cable, but that the village is liable for the damage.

AT&T is seeking more than $90,000 in damages and being represented in the case by attorneys Todd L. Shivers and Thomas M. Gearhart.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L000016.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. 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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