BECKLEY – Married homeowners are suing the manufacturer of their modular home, alleging delivery that damaged the home and incomplete installation of the dryer vent.
Jeffrey Kenne Thompson and Melisa Ann Thompson filed the suit May 12 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Silverpoint Homes LLC and Champion Home Builders Inc.
On May 22, 2012, the Thompsons purchased a manufactured home from Silverpoint Homes, and the home was manufactured by Champion, the suit alleges.
When the home was being delivered, it was dropped off the trailer and went over a hill, damaging part of the home, the suit alleges. In the other half of the home, Silverpoint failed to hook up the drying vent, which caused dangerous mold to grow, according to the complaint.
Champion refuses to be responsible for the removal and replacement of the house components, the suit alleges, so the Thompsons request a refund of all money paid.
The Thompsons have accumulated medical expenses as a result of the mold, specifically for their son, they claim. They have suffered monetary loss, incidental, consequential, actual and compensatory damages, severe and emotional distress, aggravation, annoyance and inconvenience, according to the suit.
In addition to a jury trial, the Thompsons request judgment that the contract be canceled, a ruling that the acts of the defendants are in violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act and the Uniform Commercial Code, that Silverpoint and Champion must train employees on the subject of consumer rights in West Virginia, that damages be awarded, the payment of court costs and attorney fees, and other relief the court deems proper.
They are represented by John D. Wooton of Wooton, Davis, Hussell & Ellis in Beckley,
Raleigh Circuit Court Case number 16-C-299-K