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Court denies move to drop Endicott suit


November 19, 2009

A defense motion to dismiss a suit against the Town of Endicott was denied Nov. 10 in Whitman County Superior Court. Attorneys representing the town had asked the court to dismiss a damage suit filed by Jimmie Britton who alleges damages sustained when he stepped into a street utility hole in August of 2004.

The court ruled Endicott officials should have been aware that the cover to the utility box had not been maintained in a reasonably safe condition. The ruling followed an Oct. 14 hearing.

The court ruled the Endicott case relates to a precedent decision from a suit against the city of...

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