Erin Brockovitch has her eye on the homebuilding industry.
Brockovich will disclose test results of high levels of contamination in the Lennar Homes Westcott community in South Carolina. Undisclosed source say Brockovich plans on naming KB Home (KBH) a contamination case in conjunction with the Wescott lawsuit as well. Additionally, Lennar (LEN) is the subject of homeowner outrage as community leaders in HuttoTexas(See: Lennar Homeowners Unite in Hutto Texas) hold a meeting next Saturday, May 10 to address loan irregularities as well as major construction defects. See details.
For those of you who live in other states other than Texas, it is
important to pay close attention to what is happening in Texas. Why
should you become more involved and be concerned about
Case in point; the Texas Supreme Courts decision Friday, in the infamous Bob Perry vs. Robert and Jane Cull case which illustrates how builder political contributions can so profoundly influence, when the court found in favor of Perry. The Cull's were understandably stunted at learning of the decision. The couple has come to understand under the worst possible circumstance that a new home warranty is not a warranty at all but a deceptive false sense of security, designed to end in vicious litigation, influenced by big money.
This decision sets a double standard. No where has special interest money been more powerful and evident as Texas where builders freely build substandard homes, confident they will not be held accountable. As I have said before, “As Goes Texas So Goes the Nation.”
Last week a stunning article by Lise Olsen of the Houston Chronicle titled “Owners stuck with flawed homes – Families' costs mount, but state, builder give scant help, files show” The article once again reported the scandals of Bob Perry’s TRCC builder protection agency and how the agency fails homebuyers. Be sure to read the more than 300 reader responses the first day to the article.
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Janet Ahmad, President
Home Owners for Better Building