He said the building's former manager, Delores Gill, is also no longer employed there and not a party in the case.
Hereford acknowledged that since the order to get two elevators operating in December, there has been at least a period of time when they were not.
Tenants of the building, including Larry Swann who filed a lawsuit, are frustrated over the inaccessibility of their offices for themselves and their clients and customers.
Swann is disabled and uses crutches to walk. His attorney, Jeffrey Wakefield, said Swann was recently forced to relocate his office to Laidley Tower.
Wakefield said he will file a new lawsuit against Capitol Partners because of the nonoperating elevators and Swann will continue his request for damages for his inconvenience and financial loss. "He was paying full rent but not getting full benefit from that rent," Wakefield said. "And humiliation. It was embarrassing to have to meet his clients at restaurants and other locations."
Other tenants of 405 Capitol St. include U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller's staff and attorney and Delegate Mark Hunt.
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