The Gori Law Firm Files Suit Against Metro East Sanitary District

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Nov. 13, 2019 - The Gori Law Firm, specifically attorneys Randy Gori, Chris Layloff, and Ron Motil, filed a lawsuit on Nov. 12, 2019, alleging that the Metro East Sanitary District (MESD) was negligent in its responsibilities to keep water and sewage out of residents' homes that resulted on Aug. 12, 2019.

"We rely on government services like MESD to keep our homes safe," said Randy Gori, founding partner of The Gori Law Firm. "The flooding that occurred on August 12th was devastating to so many people. The collapse of foundation walls and mold damage can cause permanent and life-threatening injuries. If MESD is found to be liable, it will affirm my personal belief that the leadership at MESD has failed our community."

On Aug. 12, 2019, a rainstorm and alleged negligence by MESD caused hundreds of homes, cars and businesses to become inundated with flood waters and sewage.

"There are several attorneys and staff, including myself, who all grew up in Granite City. Those injured are our families, neighbors, and friends," said Chris Layloff, partner at The Gori Law Firm. "What happened is truly tragic - a generation's worth of savings wiped out because of what we allege was negligent conduct on behalf of the leadership of MESD. We aren't talking about damp carpet in the corner of a basement. Our clients had water up to the floor joists. Six, even eight feet of water. One client's whole foundation wall collapsed."

Attorney Ron Motil interjected, "I lived in Granite City for a large part of my life, and I've never seen flooding like this. I can't believe that MESD expects the residents to foot the bill for what has happened to their homes and property. I appreciate the low interest loan opportunities, but people should not have to take on more debt to fix a problem that shouldn't have happened in the first place."

Those injured are encouraged to call 618-767-5937 to speak with someone from The Gori Law Firm.

About The Gori Law Firm

The Gori Law Firm (formerly Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.) was formed in 2008 and has since recovered more than $3 billion in compensation for those suffering as a result of asbestos exposure. Serving clients throughout the United States, the firm has offices in Edwardsville, Ill., Alton, Ill., St. Louis, New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and Orlando. Although the attorneys at The Gori Law Firm concentrate on asbestos-related injuries, they also handle catastrophic injury cases, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation and occupational disease injury matters. For more information on the areas of law practiced by the attorneys at The Gori Law Firm, or to contact an attorney at the firm, visit www.gorilaw.com or call toll-free at 877-456-5419.