No Act of G-d in Failing to Maintain Sewer

Claimant sought $5,000 from the City of New York for flooding in her home. The City claimed that it was not negligent in maintaining the sewer system, and that no matter what the cause, because of the torrential rain, any flooding was an act of G-d, excusing any misconduct by the City. The court found the City liable because it performed no inspection even though the City, as a municipality, had an obligation to periodically inspect the sewer and keep it clear from obstruction.

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