Insurance company seeks $45K for water damage caused by allegedly negligent toilet installation

By Annie Cosby | Jun 13, 2014


An insurance company is suing over claims one of its client's home sustained thousands of dollars in water damage after a plumbing company's installation of a toilet.

West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., as subrogee of Florence and Andrew Sokulski, filed a lawsuit June 5 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Digangi Plumbing Co., citing property damage.

According to the complaint, a plastic nut broke on the toilet in the Sokulskis' home on in Inverness on June 7, 2011, and as a result, the home sustained water damage. West Bend claims Digangi Plumbing negligently installed a toilet in the home it insures in 2008.

The insurance company is seeking the more than $45,000 and is being represented in by Chicago attorneys Jeffrey C. Arnold and Matthew R. Cohen of Fisher Kanaris P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L006010.

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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