Apartment manager sued for negligence over water leak

By Joel Brakken | Jan 13, 2014


A man is suing an apartment owner over claims he was shocked while unplugging a stereo.

Ivory Johnson filed a lawsuit Dec. 9 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Sheglich Management and Chicago Title Land Trust Company, successor trustee to LaSalle National Association Trust U/T/A No. 133592 and No. 52312, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, the defendants owned and managed an apartment building at 7645 S. East End Ave. in Chicago, where Johnson was a tenant.

He claims the defendants allowed water to leak into the interior walls of his apartment and onto the electrical outlets in the walls on Jan. 3, 2012, when he sustained injuries after being shocked while unplugging his stereo from an electrical outlet.

He alleges the defendants were careless and negligent in preventing water from leaking into the interior wall and electrical outlets, causing him to be shocked.

Johnson is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional limit. He is being represented in the case by attorney Warren E. Abrahamson of Sandman, Levy & Petrich.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L013928.

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