Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Court reviews whether the statute of limitations barred claims in a case involving illnesses resulting from exposure to toxic mold

VICTORIA DUTTON, ET AL. v. FARMERS GROUP, INC., ET AL. (Tenn. Ct. App. June 22, 2010)

Plaintiffs' home flooded and incurred severe water and mold damage when the hot water tank burst. Plaintiffs began to experience varying illnesses after moving back into the home. Despite Defendants' assurances that the home was safe, three years after moving back into the home, Plaintiffs discovered that their home was contaminated with toxic mold.

Thereafter, Plaintiffs filed suit against Defendants alleging various claims. Defendants moved to dismiss the Complaint asserting that the statute of limitations barred the claims. After a hearing, the trial court agreed and dismissed Plaintiffs' Complaint. Plaintiffs then filed a motion to alter or amend the judgment; the trial court denied the motion. Plaintiffs appeal. We reverse.

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SUSANO concurring

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