Commercial Drive businesses want fair compensation for financial disruptions caused by FortisBC
Wes Mussio of Mussio Goodman Law has filed a lawsuit against Newfoundland utility company Fortis inc. The ongoing lawsuit was reported by British Colombian news outlets, Global News and CityNews 1130. Fifteen business located on or near Commercial Drive have signed up for the class action lawsuit.
FortisBC was replacing a 20 kilometre section of pipeline and shut down traffic in the area for construction . The construction was supposed to last a total of four months from May until August of 2018. FortisBC also promised free advertising to minimize the financial damage to the businesses.
However, the construction project was extended without a reasonable excuse and the businesses were left unaware until it was too late. FortisBC also did not adequately advertise the businesses as promised.
As a result, businesses in the local area lost tens of thousands of dollars from the recklessness of FortisBC, which left them at risk of closure. Mussio Goodman is fighting to receive fair compensation for their clients.
Read more on Global News: Commercial Drive businesses suing FortisBC for lost revenue during pipeline replacement
Read more on CityNews 1130: More Commercial Drive businesses likely to join FortisBC lawsuitTweet