Rule of Law
Storm Drainage Retention Pond|
June, 2007; Frank Lacaria,
(generational occupant of
the area since 1929),
noted that the terrain
work from a recently constructed
retention pond and slope
area had changed the wind
direction in the valley.
As such: The trees
near our new building
needed to be removed as
the changed wind direction
meant that said trees
would fall towards our
I contacted the City of
Bridgeport, (Harrison County Records showed the land owned by
the Bridgeport Planning Authority). I was informed that the COB does
not remove trees; if trees do fall, it is an insurance issue.
weeks later, two large trees twisted, broke and
fell towards our building.
I sent the information
card, on the right, to the City of Bridgeport to turn over to the City's Insurance
A few weeks after the
trees fell, a large limb fell at the entrance of our building.
I sent a letter and pictures to the Bridgeport City Mayor asking for
permission to remove or top some of the trees on the City of
Bridgeport Planning Authorities Property.
representative came by to look over the area. He could
not see how, in the wording of the agreement, that Platinum
Properties was responsible. He left our property in route to
the City of Bridgeport.
We received a
letter from the Cincinnati Insurance agent that informed us
that since we had not received any damage, it was not an
insurance issue. (I had already paid to have the fallen trees
removed from our property)
informed Platinum Properties and the City of Bridgeport to
work together and take care of the situation. Later, the City
Official and a Petroplus Properties representative came out
with a contractor to look over the situation. The parties did
have some of the ominous standing tress removed.
The preceding was simple
tree removal and trimming. An item that should have been
managed expeditiously. However, it was of long duration as
turmoil between the Partners appeared to ensue.
Fate provided insight into how future catastrophic failures likely
would be handled. An Arena of Attorney Managed
and Insurance Companies would invoke various strategies of
managed outcomes regarding complete avoidance of liability,
or the processes of singular to shared liability/s amongst
the Partnered Entitles. A Developer's LLC or ever-increasing / changing LLC's; An
American City; An American State, and Millions of Tax Payer