Fresno residents accuse developers of breach of contract

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 22, 2017

FRESNO — Three Fresno residential owners are suing developers and general contractors, alleging breach of contract and design defect.

Joseph Erickson Ronald Ruby and Pavitar Singh filed a complaint Oct. 25 in Fresno County Superior Court against KB Home South Bay, Inc. and Does 1-1000, alleging violation of the building standards set forth in California Civil Code.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 1, 2003, the plaintiffs each purchased a Fresno property from the defendants.They say the properties did not conform to the agreed contract because they were defective and unfit for its intended purposes. The plaintiffs further allege the properties were not constructed in a workmanlike manner due to numerous defects that have resulted in damage to the homes and their component parts. 

The plaintiffs allege KB Home South Bay failed to comply with material provisions of the California Civil Code and failed to provide residences constructed in a workmanlike manner.

The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, costs of restoration of more than $50,000, costs of investigation, expert fees, costs of suit, damages for loss of use of the property, and all other relief the court deems just and proper. They are represented by attorneys Lee Jackson and Lauren A. Hamblin of Milstein, Jackson, Fairchild & Wade, LLP in Los Angeles.

Fresno County Superior Court case number 17CECG03688

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