Suit Pared In Contract Row Over Scotbilt Homes Insulation

Law360, New York (August 17, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge on Thursday trimmed claims of deceptive trade practices and fair business practices from a proposed racketeering and breach of contract class action alleging homebuilder Scotbilt Homes Inc. systematically overrated the insulation in its homes.

In partially granting Scotbilt's motion to dismiss plaintiff Sheila Lewis' case, U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood said one of her claims was time-barred and the other was not applicable in the case, in which Lewis alleges a home she purchased in 2005 had lower quality insulation than the homebuilder advertised.

Lewis filed...
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