Motion is made for plea extension in Lowtherts’ lawsuit

On Dec. 15, the town and school officials making up the party sued in November by Marissa and Christopher Lowthert moved the Stamford Superior Court to extend the lawsuit’s plea deadline by 30 days, “through and including Feb. 15, 2016.”

“The undersigned seeks this additional time in order to investigate the allegations in the complaint,” the motion reads.

Undersigned were defendants Wilton Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools, former Superintendent of Schools Gary Richards, Miller-Driscoll Principal Cheryl Jensen-Gerner, Ken Post, the school district’s director of financial planning and operations, Board of Education Chairman Bruce Likly, and former First Selectman Bill Brennan.

Represented by Westport attorney Joseph S. Hubicki, the Lowtherts, on behalf of their minor children, claimed in a complaint filed Nov. 13 that the youths “were injured after being subjected for years to wet building conditions, mold, poor indoor air quality, high carbon dioxide, and poor ventilation” at Miller-Driscoll School.

Furthermore, the Lowtherts asserted that their children “sustained injuries which can be permanent or long-standing,” including chronic congestion, cognitive symptoms, asthma, building-related illness, mold, allergy, allergic symptoms, nosebleeds, headaches, sore throat, nausea, behavioral changes, and insomnia.

They argue the children will continue to “endure pain and suffering” and be limited in their “ability to carry on and enjoy all of life’s activities” as a result.