Fire at Third Street property leads to suit against Al Bourgeois Plumbing & Heating

By Tia Benton | Mar 18, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – A local company contracted to perform plumbing and heating work on a residential property is being sued over alleged fire damage.

Chartis Property Casualty Company, as subrogee of Amy Chouest Crosby, filed a lawsuit against Al Bourgeois Plumbing & Heating LLC and Crane Builders of New Orleans LLC in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on Jan. 14.

The plaintiffs claim the defendants are liable for damages due to sparks associated with plumbing work performed by defendant to the first floor kitchen of the property that allegedly started a fire in the ceiling of the home's kitchen.

The defendants are accused of negligence and breach of contract.

An undisclosed amount is sought for all damages, plus interest and legal costs.

Carin Dorman Brock of Mobile, Alabama-based Butler, Pappas, Weihmuller, Katz, Craig LLP is counsel for the plaintiff.

This case has been assigned to Division N Judge Ethel S. Julien.

Case no. 2013-340.

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