Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Walter M. Nicholson, Jr., Washington, D. C., for appellant.
John R. Hess, Asst. Corp. Counsel, with whom Chester H. Gray, Corp. Counsel, Milton D. Korman, Principal Asst. Corp. Counsel, and Hubert B. Pair, Asst. Corp. Counsel, were on the brief, for appellee.
Before HOOD, Chief Judge, and QUINN and MYERS, Associate Judges.
District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
HOOD, Chief Judge.
Appellant brought this action against the District of Columbia for damages resulting from the flooding of her basement when a watermain burst in the street near her home. Her complaint contained a statement of the occurrence, an allegation that the watermain was owned and maintained by the District, and a demand for damages; and at trial she relied on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur, proving only the eruption of the water, the flooding of her...
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