Sabine Pass couple sues modular home maker over alleged defects

Kelly Holleran Apr. 25, 2011, 5:19am

Schult Lifestyle modular home, Model 32724A

The owners of a Sabine Pass mobile home have filed suit against the home's manufacturers, alleging they have discovered multiple defects in the way the home was constructed.

Gregory and Julie Patin claim they purchased a 2009 Schult manufactured home from defendant Signature Manufactured Homes on Sept. 10, 2009. Defendant CMH Manufacturing built the home and defendant Wayne's Mobile Home Transport installed the home, according to the complaint filed April 13 in Jefferson County District Court.

Months after they moved into their new residence, the Patins discovered numerous defects in the home, including warped floors, multiple water leaks and the growth of mold, the suit states.

In addition, they have discovered numerous deficiencies in the way the home was installed, the complaint says.

The Patins blame the defendants for negligence, saying they failed to provide the couple with a manufactured home in accordance with the contract and failed to satisfactorily repair problems. In addition, the plaintiffs allege breach of contract, breach of express and implied warranties and violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

In their complaint, the Patins are seeking actual damages in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limit of Jefferson County District Court and exemplary damages, plus attorney's fees, costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems just.

Brandon P. Monk of The Monk Law Firm in Port Arthur will be representing them.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Case No. E189-776

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