WINFIELD – A Putnam County couple's lawsuit seeks damages from the dealer and
manufacturer of their air conditioning system over alleged defects in materials
Aaron and Jennifer Simmons filed a lawsuit April 27 in Putnam
Circuit Court against United Technologies Corp., Carrier Enterprise LLC and
C&R Heating Cooling and Electrical LLC, alleging fraud, misrepresentation,
unfair and deceptive actions, and warranty violations.
According to the complaint, after the plaintiffs bought a
new air conditioning unit from C&R in June 2015, they discovered it was
leaking water under their house. Although they reported the issue to the
defendants and the unit came with a 10-year warranty, the suit claims, the
defendants have taken no action to repair or replace the system. As a result of
the leak, the plaintiffs say their home suffered mold damage, negatively
affecting their health.
The Simmonses seek a jury trial and punitive and
compensatory damages, plus interest and litigation costs. They are represented
by attorney Thomas H. Peyton of the Peyton Law Firm PLLC in Nitro.
Judge Phillip M. Stowers is assigned to the case.
Putnam Circuit Court Case number 16-C-99