PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court on July 31 affirmed a court of appeals ruling that reversed dismissal of tort claims brought against a construction firm by the second owners of a property, ruling that "if the homeowner does not have a contract with the homebuilder, we hold that the economic loss doctrine does not bar the homeowner's negligence claims to recover damages resulting from construction defects" (John F. Sullivan, et al. v. Pulte Home Corp., No. CV-12-0419-PR, Ariz. Sup.; 2013 Ariz. LEXIS 162).