2nd Homeowners Can Bring Implied Warranty Claims: Pa. Court

Law360, New York (November 9, 2012, 3:44 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state court has affirmed that the right to an implied warranty of habitability is not limited to original purchasers of homes but extends to second owners, in a case of first impression.

In granting a bid by Pennsylvania homeowners Michael and Deborah Conway to reverse the dismissal of their suit against The Cutler Group Inc., the Pennsylvania Superior Court determined that it is unreasonable to limit the rights of homeowners to seek compensation for defects that might not become apparent for years after the...
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