Kyle Barnett Feb. 17, 2014, 4:24pm

GRETNA – A family who leased property in Metairie claims the landlord failed to remediate a sewage problem.

Carmen, Jonerro and Dante Watson filed suit against Ken and Pamela James in the 24th Judicial District Court on Feb. 5.

The Watsons alleges they entered into a lease agreement to lease a property owned by the Jameses located at 2126 Burnell Court in Metairie. The plaintiffs assert that on Feb. 5, 2013 the plumbing in the rental failed and sewage began to backup in the residence. The Watsons claim that the incident rendered the property uninhabitable and the fact that it was not fixed led to further damage to the rental unit.

The defendant is accused of violating state law and failing to return the plaintiffs’ security deposit.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for property damage, pain and suffering, medical bills, mental anguish, loss of use and inconvenience, loss of enjoyment and incidental and statutory damages.

The Watsons are represented by attorney William G. Legrand of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Raymond S. Steib Jr.

Case no. 735-223.

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