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WBM Wins $1.1 Million Verdict Against Isenhour Homes for Construction Defects

by Scott Harris | Consumer Products | Share

Four homeowners have won a $1.1 million jury verdict in damages. WBM Attorney, Scott Harris, represented the plaintiffs in the case against Cambridge Isenhour Homes, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The homeowners, who sued in 2010 and 2011, said that their homes in the Mackintosh on the Lake Glenmoor subdivision in Burlington, North Carolina, were built on poor foundations and were structurally unsound due to grading and soil problems. One homeowner noticed the back porch was beginning to pull away from the main structure, as well as large cracks in the brick, Harris said.

In pretrial motions, Caswell County Superior Court Judge Osmond Smith III ruled that homeowners should receive full refunds on their houses. He ordered a jury trial to decide damages the plaintiffs are entitled to receive for homeowner association fees, insurance, taxes and mortgage interest paid since they bought their homes.

“We are ecstatic that the jury decided to award our clients with the full amount to rescind their claims. We’re hopeful that our clients will be able to put this long nightmare behind them soon.”

Following the Jan. 28 verdict, Todd Isenhour, president of Cambridge, apologized to the plaintiffs for the problems with their homes, according to the Times-News.

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Scott’s practice focuses on fighting for individuals and homeowners in complex litigation, including construction defect, mass tort, product liability, and wrongful death litigation. Scott’s success has been recognized by numerous professional associations. He was named a Super Lawyer in 2010, and every year since 2012.

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