Gilmer Co. woman settles lawsuit against nonprofit

By John O'Brien | Aug 28, 2013

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GLENVILLE – A Gilmer County woman has settled her lawsuit that alleged a nonprofit agency did a poor job on her home improvement project.

Janet Pritt sued Community Resources, Inc., in Gilmer County Circuit Court on Jan. 17, claiming the agency was negligent in attempting to improve the weatherization and efficiency of her home.

A dismissal order noting a confidential settlement was signed July 17 by Judge Richard A. Facemire.

In 2010, Pritt contracted with Community Resources for home improvement reasons.

“(T)he work was to consist of improving the weatherization and efficiency of the home,” the complaint says. “(T)he Defendant and their agents did perform work on the Plaintiff’s home during 2010 and into 2011, with the last work being performed on the 18th day of January 2011.

“(T)he work performed on the home was negligently performed and failed to comply with the relevant workmanlike and industry standards for such construction.”

Community Resources failed to accomplish the improvements it was contracted for and caused additional damages to the home, the lawsuit says.

Medical conditions from which Pritt suffer were exacerbated by the stress and interruption in her life caused by Community Resources, she claims.

She was seeking damages for repairs to her home, annoyance, inconvenience, mental anguish and “worsening of her health,” as well as punitive damages.

Pritt was represented by Daniel R. Grindo of Gassaway, while Community Resources was represented by Aaron C. Boone of Bowles Rice in Parkersburg.

From the West Virginia Record: Reach John O’Brien at jobrienwv@gmail.com.

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