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Pittsford couple suing builder over mold in home

June 11, 2010
PITTSFORD, NY — A couple is suing one of the largest home building businesses in Pittsford, citing mold infestation in products used to build their home six years ago, according to the Democrat and Chronicle.
Neil and Patti Goldstein filed legal action against Brookwood Building Corporation, a company under Spall Realty Corporation and Washington, DC-based Weyerhaeuser Co., after they discovered yellow and white mold growing in their home from joists, the article stated.
The couple is claiming negligence against Spall, a 60-year-old company, which exclusively builds in Pittsford, Brookwood Building Corporation and Weyerhaeuser, whose joist product had mold inside at the time of installation, according to documents filed in Monroe County State Supreme Court.
The Goldsteins are seeking $100,000 for money spent to repair their 2004 home, plus additional damages for property devaluation and medical expenses after suffering upper respiratory problems from the mold, the article noted.
"Spall and Brookwood refused to fix the situation unless my clients would sign off that they would be satisfied in advance before any work would be done and that''s not something they wanted to do," said Stephen G. Schwarz, the Goldsteins'' attorney.
"They suffered headaches and sickness from the mold and the companies are trying to act as if they have no responsibility," Schwarz added.
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