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Apartment owner hit with lawsuit
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A lawsuit has been filed against a landlord for failing to pay the apartment complex’s water bill, leaving her tenants without water while she disputes the bill.“It’s unconscionable to leave these people without water when they’ve already paid for it,” said local attorney Michael Galligan, who filed the case pro bono on behalf of Cotten Apartment residents Vivian Joyce Taylor and Douglas Gordon McCrary.Galligan filed the suit against Evelyn Cotten in her role as owner of Cotten Apartments. The 40-unit complex houses about 120 people, many of those being children, according to the lawsuit. Monthly rent is $585, which is supposed to cover all utilities including water.