SCRANTON, PA — A Lackawanna County
jury awarded the former owners of a Madison Township "dream" home $4.3 million for a mold problem caused by a township road project, according to The Times-Tribune.
In assessing who was responsible for what happened to the property, the jury assigned 76 percent negligence to the township board of supervisors and 24 percent to Hanson Aggregates, the article noted.
The jury awarded Ms. Perrini and Ms. Koziell more than $4.3 million, combined, for past and future post-traumatic stress disorder and loss of life''s pleasures in the use of the property, the article stated.
According to the article, their dream home turned into a moldy nightmare, which according to their lawsuit, arose from a township road improvement project completed in November 2002 that caused water to drain onto the property.
The two women later moved out of the house, fearing for their health after learning it contained more than five different types of mold, one of which was stachybotrys
, a "toxic" mold, the article added.