Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Pennsylvania High Court Won't Extend Habitability Claims To Subsequent Purchasers

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Pennsylvania High Court Won't Extend Habitability Claims To Subsequent Purchasers

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Aug. 18 refused to allow subsequent purchasers of a newly constructed home to pursue claims for breach of implied warranty of habitability against the builder, ruling that the parties' arguments were predominantly grounded in public policy rather than contract law (Michael Conway, et al. v. Cutler Group Inc., d/b/a The David Cutler Group Inc., No. 80 MAP 2013, Pa. Sup.; 2014 Pa. LEXIS 2084).

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