Peterson, Martin & Reynolds LLP Successfully Defends Residential Homeowner Clients from Meritless Nondisclosure Claims
In January 2022, Peterson, Martin & Reynolds LLP obtained a judgment affirming an arbitration award on behalf of its clients finding in their favor and awarding PMR’s clients $240,953 in attorney fees and costs. The case involved home buyers’ allegations that PMR’s clients had concealed dry rot throughout the framing of an extensively renovated hillside home when they sold the Point Richmond, California home to the buyers. Although the buyers did in fact discover extensive dry rot when they attempted to remodel the home, PMR’s clients denied they had any actual knowledge of the dry rot condition when they sold the home to the buyers. After a 4-day arbitration hearing, the Arbitrator ruled in favor of PMR’s clients, denied the buyers’ claims and awarded PMR’s clients $240,953 in attorney fees and costs for having to defend the claims.