Class Action alleges that Maryland Residents Suffered Years of Sewage Backups, Flooding, and Environmental Nuisance

January 18th, 2024

Today, a class action complaint was filed in US District Court for the District of Maryland by Joseph Greenwald & Laake attorneys Drew LaFramboise and Brian Markovitz. The case was filed on behalf of class members Erica Bell, Xana Colvin, Carlos Colvin and Kymm Watson who are residents of the Signature Club community in Accokeek, Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The complaint alleges that class members’ homes and properties have sustained significant damage from raw sewage backups and flooding. These events began in the summer of 2021 and continue through the present day, and are caused by various construction and design failures by the named defendants, Caruso Homes, Inc., Caruso Signature Club MGT, LLC, NVR, Inc. d/b/a Ryan Homes, Signature 2016 Residential, LLC, Signature Club Homeowners Association, Inc., Vika Maryland, LLC, Delmarva Site Development, Inc., and Airvac, Inc.

The class action alleges that the residents of this community have suffered financial damages and other harms due to the sewage system.  The complaint alleges that because of the issues with the sewage system installed in the community, residents have been over-billed for utilities, been assessed fees and costs to repair and maintain the system, have experienced increased insurance premiums, and have suffered a devaluation of their homes and properties.

Click here to read the full complaint


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