Why would a judge render a plaintiff the loser when a contract for buying a home was not honest?
The new owners were in the house for a period of only 8 months. There were serious home defects that were omitted and never shown to the buyer.
There were two home inspection reports, one that the buyer never saw. If they had seen the first report, they would have never signed the contract to buy the home. It had an electrical panel that had been recalled, there were foundation problems that were not disclosed, a deck that had been repaired (not reported) and was dangerous. A city engineer said that a rock dike had to be erected to keep the house from falling, and that even if the new owners (8 months) had the rock dike built for around $20,000 it still could not be guaranteed.
The judge ruled in favor of the previous owner. This was in Missouri. Somehow, I feel that the judge made an error in judgment.