Attorneys’ Fees Mandatory when Excavation Work Causes Damage to Neighbor’s Home

Hayfield v. Ruffier, 2015 Wn. App. LEXIS 1086 (Wash. Ct. App. May 27, 2015).

The Hayfields and Ruffiers are neighbors in Gig Harbor, Washington.  Beginning in February 2011, the Hayfields noticed water accumulating in their basement – the basement had not previously leaked in their seven years of ownership.  The Hayfields believed that the water was coming from below their washer and dryer, but found no evidence of leaks from those units.

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