Couple sues developer over vacation home's alleged defects

Kyle Barnett Sep. 5, 2012, 11:00am

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish couple have sued a developer for breach of contract claiming they were sold a defective home.

Capt. Michael E. and Tammy Shows Rooney filed suit against Premier Property & Construction, LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 30.

The Shows claim Premier sold them a vacation home in Hancock County, Miss. and signed a property disclosure statement which showed the home had passed a professional inspection on behalf of the purchasers.

The plaintiffs claim after they moved in they found the air conditioner was sweating profusely and leaked in their attic and onto the home's ceilings. The Shows assert that the duct work in the home was insufficient to carry the correct amount of air and when they inspected the air conditioner further they found some of the duct work had been disconnected and hidden behind a plywood panel.

The plaintiffs also claim the flooring system in the home is incapable of safely and properly carrying a load and a handrail leading to the loft is not properly anchored and poses a hazard.

The defendant is accused of not disclosing defects in the home to the seller.

An amount in excess of $50,000 is sought by plaintiffs to repair the home to the condition they agreed upon in the contract.

The Shows are represented by E. John Litchfield of New Orleans-based Berrigan, Litchfield, Schonekas, Mann & Traina, LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Robert M. Murphy.

Case no. 717-604.

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