Modular home manufacturer sued after St. Bernard Parish home develops cracks

Michelle Keahey Feb. 29, 2012, 12:19pm

NEW ORLEANS - Claiming her new modular home has significant structural defects, Tracey Page filed a lawsuit against American Homestar Modular Homes, ABC Insurance Co., DEF Insurance Co. and GHI Insurance Co. on Jan. 27 in St. Bernard Parish District Court.

The case was removed to federal court in New Orleans on Feb. 27.

According to the lawsuit, the house was constructed on a concrete slab with 21 columns to support and elevate the modular home.

Page states that upon moving into the modular home, she began to notice that the flooring, walls and ceilings were cracking. She claims that the cracking is a result of inadequate support for the weight of the modular home and non-code compliant construction and design.

The defendants are sued under Louisiana's New Home Warranty Act, which provides that every builder warrant that the home will be free from major structural defects due to noncompliance with codes or due to defective materials or workmanship for five years.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of damages, court costs, attorney's fees and interest.

Page is represented by Chalmette attorney Alan G. Bouterie.

Case No. 2:12-cv-00530

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