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Defense Research Institute Reports on Beveridge & Diamond Appellate Win in Drinking Water Case

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 6, 2013

DRI, the leading organization for defense lawyers, reports in its latest issue of its online magazine The Voice on the Firm’s recent win in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.  In a unanimous published opinion, the Court affirmed a defense judgment for Beveridge & Diamond client DC Water, agreeing with the trial court that the Plaintiffs failed to prove that that drinking water supplied to apartment buildings owned by the plaintiffs caused pinhole leaks in the plumbing in the buildings. Cormier v. District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority, ___ A.3d ___, 2013 D.C. App. LEXIS 387 (D.C. 2013).  The Court of Appeals’ ruling followed a three week bench trial in District of Columbia Superior Court, reported at Cormier v. D.C. Water and Sewer Authority, 2011 D.C. Super. Lexis 7, 139 DWLR 2157 (D.C. Super. Ct. 2011). The case centered on extensive expert testimony on water chemistry, water distribution and corrosion science.  To read the article, click here.