Couple says Home Show committed fraud

By John O'Brien | Jun 23, 2006

MORGANTOWN - A Bruceton Mills couple says a home they purchased from The Home Show-Morgantown was not up to standards.

Brian and Crystal Shook filed a lawsuit June 16 in Monongalia Circuit Court against The Home Show and Norris Homes, doing business as Clayton Homes of Tennessee.

The Shooks say they bought a Clayton Homestead modular home on June 18, 2004 at The Home Show.

"Following installation, the modular home leaked water onto the floors from plumbing defects, the heating system failed to function properly, the walls are poorly painted and show many shades of color, the carpeting was damaged, the wall trim was broken and/or defective and the siding on the narrower ends of the home was warped and wavy," the complaint says.

The Shooks say The Home Show misrepresented the floor plan of the home, affecting the value and price, and charge The Home Show with fraud regarding the sale.

"Defendants have failed to repair or replace the defective modular home or its components following reasonable notice from consumers," the complaint says.

The Shooks are demanding a refund of their money or a replacement of the home, as well as a refund of the difference in the home's purchase price and actual price. Also, they seek the cost of repairs and punitive damages.

Julie Roman of Fairmont is representing the plaintiffs.

Judge Russell Clawges has been assigned the case.

Monongalia Circuit Court case number: 06-C-395

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