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Family Finds Mold in Their Newly Purchased Home

Attorneys at Ward & Hagen represented a family in Encinitas who had purchased a home, only to find significant water damage and mold in the ceiling and walls of their child’s bedroom. At mediation, the Defendants (Sellers and real estate agents) offered a combined $10,000. Upon further investigation/discovery, a prior occupant of the home was located who testified that the problems all predated the sale and all current damages could be linked to prior failed repair attempts. None of these prior problems had been disclosed by seller and directly contradicted the seller’s sworn deposition testimony. In the month prior to trial, the Defendants agreed to settle for a total of $215,000

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