Pa. Justices Urged To OK 2nd Homeowner Implied Warranties

Law360, Philadelphia (January 24, 2014, 3:39 PM EST) -- A pair of suburban Philadelphia homeowners told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday that a recent ruling that implied habitability warranties on houses extend to secondary purchasers, was justified both by state legal precedent and public policy reasoning.

Deborah and Michael Conway, who are seeking damages from homebuilder The Cutler Group Inc. after discovering defects in a home they’d purchased from prior owners, said that the Supreme Court’s 1972 ruling creating an implied warranty of habitability for homebuyers should also extend to secondary purchasers due to...
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