Corlew Law Firm Succeeds With Plaintiff’s Verdict In Homebuilding Case

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The Corlew Law Firm recently succeeded with a verdict for the plaintiff in a hotly contested trial regarding a home that wasn’t built to code. The Plaintiff was awarded $51,000 and the jury found the home builder in violation of the Home Warranty Act.

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This recent legal victory by Corlew Law Firm proves Scott Corlew’s commitment to provide professional care with an edge that helps clients win their case.

In Robinson v. Mason Trendsetters, INC., CAUSE NO. 2010-00272(1), (Circuit Court of Jackson County, MS, June 11, 2013), the plaintiff Lance D. Robinson received a default judgment against Mason Trendsetters after seeking rescission of the contract at issue in the case. The total damages awarded in the default judgment amounted to $343,875.87 for out of pocket expenses, mortgage payments made to date, a mortgage payoff, and attorney fees.

The new Home Warranty Act became effective on July 1, 2012. Senate Bill 2223 was passed during the 2012 regular session of the Mississippi Legislature. The completion date was altered to trigger the 6-year warranty for major structural defects regardless of when the home was sold, holding in place the one year warranty from the date the home is sold. Failing to build a home to proper code can have serious consequences for the new home owner.

This recent legal victory by Corlew Law Firm proves Scott Corlew’s commitment to provide professional care with an edge that helps clients win their case. He usually works with clients to derive the information needed to give them that extra push when working through the legal process. Scott is engaged in the general practice of law, and for the last 16 years his practice has focused primarily on litigation.

Aside from being licensed to practice law in all State and Federal courts in Mississippi, he also has extensive experience with mediation and alternative dispute resolution, wills and estates, eminent domain, general business practice, contract disputes, and real property. Scott Corlew currently serves on the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee for the Mississippi Bar Association, and is a past board member of Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association.

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