CHARLESTON – A woman who purchased a home in Elkview says an allegedly inadequate home inspection and appraisal failed to disclose toxic mold.

Chasity L. White, individually and on behalf of her children, V.W. and C.W., filed a complaint Aug. 8 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Wesbanco Bank Inc.; Charles Boggs III; Mayor's Office of Economic and Community Development, City of Charleston; and Brian King alleging unconscionable inducement, negligent inspection and defective appraisal.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges she purchased a house in 2016 in Elkview that had been inspected by Mayor's Office of Economic and Community Development to ensure the home met the Department of Housing and Urban Development standards for a Home Blend Program Grant. The plaintiff alleges that the home is infested with mold and she was advised by physicians in March to leave it to avoid further exposure.

The plaintiff holds Wesbanco Bank Inc.; Boggs III; Mayor's Office of Economic and Community Development, City of Charleston; and King responsible because standard inspection done by the city on the home was allegedly not in compliance with standards and the appraiser negligently conducted the appraisal.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Bren Pomponio and Daniel Hedges of Mountain State Justice Inc. in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 17-C-1128

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