As reported in various news sources, including MLive, AOL News, and Durability & Design (an architectural journal), the City agreed to pay the settlement after selling a home that was contaminated with lead-based paint.
The homeowner, along with her husband and 8-year old son, purchased the home from the City and began renovating it. Months later, it was discovered that the house contained lead-based paint in the dining room floor, kitchen, windows, and the surrounding soil. Further, the City failed to provide an EPA-approved brochure warning of the possibility of lead – required under federal law whenever homes built prior to 1978 are sold.
Because of the prompt discovery of the lead in the home and the quick work of the attorneys at Fausone Bohn, LLP, none of the occupants will suffer any permanent injury as a result of the lead exposure.
With the funds received from the settlement, the homeowner has completed the restoration of the home and will be moving back in shortly.
Paul Bohn, partner at the firm, and James Pelland, head of litigation, represented the homeowner. If you have questions about this or other legal issues, contact the experienced and knowledgeable team at Fausone Bohn, LLP at (248) 380-0000 or online at www.fb-firm.com.
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