courthouse News

Mississippi Courthouse Plumbing Problem Floods Office

A valve malfunction in the plumbing system at the Hinds County Courthouse sent water cascading from ceilings. Desks in Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn’s office on the basement floor received the most damage in Thursday’s flood. But there was water in …

Repair of Missouri Courthouse Could Reach $10M

Repairs to the federal courthouse in St. Louis, Mo., could cost up to $10 million. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that officials announced the repair cost Wednesday and said the work should be completed by next summer. A pipe fitting …

Early Morning Blast Hits Amsterdam Courthouse

An explosion in the early hours of Wednesday morning damaged Amsterdam’s court complex and a government minister swiftly condemned the blast as an attack on the Dutch justice system. Police were investigating the cause of the 2:30 a.m. (0030 GMT) …

Fired Contractor Blamed in Missouri Courthouse Soaking

A contractor fired at the federal courthouse in St. Louis a decade ago is blamed for installing a misaligned pipe that broke and flooded many floors. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a General Services Administration official says there …

Pipe Break Causes Damage at Missouri Federal Courthouse

A broken pipe flooded courtrooms and offices and damaged computers and other high-tech equipment at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis on Wednesday, forcing some court hearings to be rescheduled and potentially costing millions of dollars to repair. …

Leaky Hose Soaks DA’s Office and Allegheny, Pa. Courthouse

Water from a broken air conditioner hose has soaked the offices of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh. The hose was on the fifth floor of the granite courthouse, which opened in 1888. The water leaked into the …

Oregon County Hires Lawyer for Courthouse Square

Marion County has hired a lawyer to deal with the insurance company for the unsafe Courthouse Square building in Salem. The county’s risk division manager, Mina Hanssen, says it’s likely the claim on the building will end up in litigation. …