Couple finds bottles of urine, rodents behind walls of their $2M luxury condo

Sunday, 05 November 2017, 09:52:55 PM. A lawsuit filed by a New Jersey couple seeks up to $6 million in damages.
A New Jersey couple is suing a major home construction company for fraud after they say they found bottles of urine, urine-saturated insulation, rodents and open containers of rotten food inside the walls of their newly purchased $2 million luxury condominium. A lawsuit was filed last week in Hudson County Superior Court by the couple's holding company, Shiloh Holding. The urine and food were allegedly discovered by a contractor doing renovations on the couple's unit at 1200 Avenue at Port Imperial. The condominium is owned by Miami, Florida-based Fortune 500 company, Lennar Corporation. The couple moved into the condominium in March. The attorney representing the couple, Philip C. Chronakis, of the law firm, Budd Larner, said his clients are seeking up to $6 million in damages. While the couple is seeking damages for the urine and food in the walls, the fraud allegations stem from the alleged discovery that the property's advertised triple-pane, hurricane-proof windows were not actually hurricane-proof. Chronakis described the matter as "consumer fraud 101." According to the suit, while Lennar acknowledged that it was "embarrassed by the situation," the company allegedly refused to do anything about it. Therefore, Chronakis said, "We are going to have a judge and jury tell them what to do about it." A spokesperson for Lennar declined to comment, saying the company does not comment on pending litigation. Chronakis believes the food and waste had been left behind by...Read more
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