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South Hall flooding case goes to US court
Businesses blame railroad's changes to culvert for damages, loss of income
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The case involving two Flowery Branch business owners seeking damages for their flooded property has been moved to U.S. District Court, with both parties filing disclosures this week. Mike and Alan Wayne, owners of Wayne Brothers Inc., the Wayne Center and Waynes’ Lake, filed a demand for a jury trial May 8, claiming Norfolk Southern Railway Co. modified culverts that led to flood damage after heavy rains May 19, 2013. Norfolk Southern Corp., which owns the railway company, is named as a co-defendant.