Third Preventable Flood at Alberta Home; Who Is Liable?

image of flooded residential street in Montreal

Podcast Episode 130: “Third Flood.”

Recently, some Alberta homeowners finally ran out of patience when their property was flooded—again. They lived on the lower end of a sloped street, and water flowed down the block from the higher end when it rained. The curb had slumped in front of their home, allowing water to run over it, across the neighbour’s driveway, and onto the homeowner’s property, causing damage. After the third occurrence (yes, that’s right, three floods!), the homeowners decided to sue the municipality. This Tale discusses the ensuing court case and why people usually lose against City Hall.

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