CLEARWATER — Residents are suing Ethyl Lynn Hendrickson and ABC, Inc., a real property owner and a contractor, citing alleged negligence.
Joseph and Helen Mole filed a complaint on Jan. 22 in the Pinellas Circuit Court against Ethyl Lynn Hendrickson and ABC, Inc. alleging that the real property owner refuses to remove artificial turf known as crumb rubber, resulting in encroachment to their adjacent property.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in 2017, Hendrickson hired defendant ABC, Inc. to install artificial turn on her property, which abuts theirs. The Moles allege the crumb-rubber base encroaches their property, that it can leach rubber chemicals that represent a health hazard to them and their domestic pets, and that it has contaminated, resulting in a reduction in its value. The plaintiff holds Ethyl Lynn Hendrickson and ABC, Inc. responsible because they were allegedly negligent in installing artificial turf outside the boundaries of Hendrickson's property, such that it encroached upon approximately 175 square feet of another property's land.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for damages that exceeds $15,000. They are represented by Shyamie Dixit and Robert L. Vessel of Dixit Law Firm in Tampa.
Pleasants Circuit Court Case number 18CA000421