The poor victims! Must have been the city's fault, yessir! Leaky water pipes, city cigarettes, whatever. Fires, landslides, and earthquakes, there's always somebody to sue! Not that it has anything to do with leaky swimming pools, or drowning green lawns in water. Everybody has a right to build a house in a tinderbox, on an unstable slope, in a sag pond, down in a floodplain, on a filled swamp, etc.