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WVU is Suing Contractors Over Leaking Roof at Rec Center


West Virginia University is suing over a leaky roof.

The Dominion Post of Morgantown reports that the state’s flagship public university has filed the lawsuit in Monongalia County Circuit Court over problems with the construction of student recreation center.

According to the filing, WVU entered into contracts to build the recreation center in 1998. Those agreements called for a metal roofing system with a 30-year warranty against leaks. But once leaks and other damage were discovered in 2015, the university says the contractors refused to honor the warranty.

The university is asking for unspecified damages and for the roof to be repaired or replaced.

The newspaper was unable to reach the contractors for comment.