The Will County Circuit Court granted summary judgment in favor of the Village of Romeoville in Enbridge Energy, LP. v. Vill. of Romeoville, et al., No. 11 L 727 (Will Co. Aug. 10, 2016). Enbridge Energy sued the Village and a private property owner, Northfield Block, following a September 2010 oil spill. Enbridge alleged that a leaking water pipe, serving Northfield Block, caused the release of oil. The Court found that the Village was immune pursuant to the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act because the Village did not have timely notice of the condition that caused the spill. The Court also found that the Village was entitled to discretionary immunity for their decisions concerning preventative maintenance on the water line, and their decisions following notice of the water and oil leaks. Michael Bersani and Yordana Wysocki represented the Village in its defense against the claims made by Enbridge and Northfield Block.

September 13, 2016

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