GALVESTON - Area residents Laura and John Grady recently initiated legal action against Watts Water Technologies Inc., recent court documents say.

A lawsuit filed June 20 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 2 shows that an apparent water leak occurred at the plaintiffs' residence on Sept. 6, 2011.

A stainless steel braided water supply line reportedly designed, manufactured, distributed and sold by Watts caused the leak, the suit says.

The Gradys assert that "the product in question was defective and unsafe for its intended purposes at the time it left the control of the defendant and at the time it was sold."

"The product was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous to the plaintiffs in that the defective design caused the water supply line to fail and leak profusely," the original petition states

It adds the incident caused damage to the structure and property.

According to the complainants, they "had no means of ascertaining the method or manner in which the product was designed or manufactured, and it came into [their] possession in the same condition it was in when it left the control of the defendant."

Their damages from the leak total $15,320.56, the suit says.

Attorney Stephen E. Garner of The Garner Law Firm in Houston is representing the Gradys, and Galveston County Court-at-Law No. 2 Judge Barbara Roberts is presiding over the litigation.

Cause No. 70,157

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