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DR Horton 
Class Action

Ready to join the fight? Learn more about the D.R. Horton Class Action Lawsuit and how you can get involved here.

Understanding the D.R. Horton
Class Action Lawsuit in Louisiana

The D.R. Horton Class Action Lawsuit has raised significant concerns among Louisiana homeowners, real estate investors, and current or prospective D.R. Horton home buyers. This lawsuit centers around claims of defective design and construction in new residential homes built by D.R. Horton, Inc. - Gulf Coast. If you're a homeowner who has experienced issues with your D.R. Horton home, understanding the details of this lawsuit is crucial.

Let's explore the key points and what they mean for you.


The Claims Against D.R. Horton

1. Defective Design and Construction

Homeowners have reported numerous problems, including:

  • Excessive moisture and humidity levels: This has led to significant damage, including water intrusion, drywall issues, and rampant mold and mildew growth.

  • Structural Defects: Issues such as improperly installed windows and flaws in the overall design have rendered homes unsuitable for Louisiana's climate.

  • Ineffective HVAC Systems: Homeowners have struggled to cool their houses during the hot summer months due to inadequately installed HVAC systems.

2. Inadequate Response to Warranty Claims

Both D.R. Horton and Bell Mechanical Services, LLC have been accused of providing inadequate and delayed responses to warranty claims and repair needs. Instead of addressing the underlying design defects, quick fixes were often employed, masking the problems temporarily.

3. Mandatory Use of Bell Mechanical

Homeowners were required to use Bell Mechanical for HVAC services to maintain the validity of their home warranty. This limitation has caused further frustration and hindered timely repairs.

4. Continuing Tort and Ongoing Damages

The lawsuit asserts a continuing tort due to the failure of the defendants to remedy the defects and problems. This has resulted in ongoing damages for homeowners, including increased energy costs, diminished property value, and loss of use and enjoyment of their homes.

Legal Violations and Allegations

Poor Quality Workmanship

The lawsuit highlights substandard construction practices, including:

  • Failure to Control Humidity: Improper ventilation and inadequate heating and air balance have exacerbated moisture problems.

  • Improper Installation: The air conditioning systems and attic ventilation were not installed according to building codes.

  • Use of LP TechShield Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing: This material has been linked to issues with moisture and ventilation.

Breach of Warranty and Contract

The lawsuit alleges that D.R. Horton breached several warranties, including:

  • Louisiana New Home Warranty Act: The construction and failure to remedy defects violated this act.

  • Quality of Materials and Workmanship: The homes did not meet the promised standards of quality and suitability for their intended purpose.

Fraud and Misrepresentation

Fraudulent conduct by D.R. Horton and Bell Mechanical is a significant component of the lawsuit. Allegations include:

  • Misleading Information: Homeowners were misled about the cause of humidity issues and the quality of construction.

  • Racketeering and Civil Conspiracy: The defendants are accused of engaging in racketeering activities to profit from selling homes and HVAC services.

The ongoing issues have resulted in substantial damages, including:

  • Mold and Mildew Growth: The growth of mold and mildew has led to property damage and personal suffering.

  • Health Problems: Homeowners have reported health issues related to the poor indoor air quality.

  • Increased Costs: Elevated electricity bills and repair expenses have added to the financial burden.

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What This Means For Louisiana Homeowners

If you are a Louisiana D.R. Horton homeowner affected by these issues, you may be entitled to compensation. The lawsuit aims to hold D.R. Horton and Bell Mechanical accountable for their negligence and fraudulent practices.

Join The Class Action Lawsuit

By joining the class action lawsuit, you can seek justice and potentially recover damages for the problems you've faced. Keep track of any documentation related to your home, including warranty claims, repair records, and communication with D.R. Horton and Bell Mechanical.

Stay Informed and Seek Legal Advice

Stay updated on the progress of the lawsuit and consult with legal professionals who focus n construction law.


In Conclusion

The D.R. Horton Class Action Lawsuit in Louisiana underscores the importance of holding builders and service providers accountable for their actions. For many homeowners, the dream of owning a new home has turned into a nightmare due to defective construction and inadequate repairs.

If you are experiencing similar issues, now is the time to take action. Join the class action lawsuit and fight for the compensation you deserve. Your voice matters, and together, we can make a difference.

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