Builder Fights Ruling On 2nd Homeowner Implied Warranties

Law360, Philadelphia (December 20, 2013, 6:54 PM EST) -- A suburban Philadelphia developer told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday that a recent ruling extending implied habitability warranties to owners of previously owned homes ran contrary to state jurisprudence and would place unfair burdens on builders.

The Cutler Group Inc. argued in a brief that a November 2012 decision by the state’s Superior Court finding that secondary owners of houses could seek compensation for defects from the original builder broke with common law principles requiring warranty claims to be predicated on a contract between two...
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