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952217—Darrell L. Crumb vs. Pearlene S. Levi, et al.
Pearlene S. Levi, whose last known place of residence is 5449 Elmwood Avenue, Maple Heights, OH 44137, otherwise whose place of residenceis unknown, will take notice that on August 26, 2021, the undersigned, Darrell L. Crumb, filed his complaint in the Court of Common Pleas, 1200 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113, of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, alleging that on or about June 1, 2020, Plaintiff and Defendants finalized the sale/purchase of 5449 Elmwood Avenue, Maple Heights, Ohio 44137; that seller failed to disclose any issues or defects in the basement in the Residential Property Disclosure Form or otherwise; that the real estate agents/brokers failed to disclose any issues or defects in the basement; that likewise, General Home Inspection did not disclose any issues or defects with the basement other than a blocked basement floor (surface) drain; that there was no visible water damage or stains observed by Plaintiff on the basement walls, floor, or cement baseboards (where the cinderblock wall meets the cement floor); that approximately three weeks after taking possession of the home, the basement flooded and water poured in through the walls and baseboards; that the basement sustained extensive water damage, mold/mildew damaged, and for a period of time the home was uninhabitable; that Plaintiff received multiple inspections and quotes for repair following the basement flooding, and the inspectors consistently agreed that the basement had previously flooded, that the problems with the basement likely existed for a significant period of time, and that the previous water damage to the basement had been concealed (painted over); that based on Defendant's intentional and/or reckless misrepresentation of material facts concerning the issues with the basement, Plaintiff suffered economic and non-economic harm; that there was the existence of a contract between Plaintiff and Defendants (i.e. sale/purchase agreement and inspection agreement); that Defendants breached their respective agreements; and that as the direct and proximate result of Defendants' breach of contract, Plaintiff has incurred and will continue to incur economic and personal damages.
Plaintiff hereby demands judgment in his favor and against Defendants for compensatory damages in an amount that exceeds $25,000.00 plus actual economic damages, non-economic damages, consequential, punitive and incidental damages, attorney fees, costs of this action, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest.
The defendants named above are required to answer on or before the 3rd day of November, 2021.
DARRELL L. CRUMB.
By Anthony Baker, Attorney for Plaintiff. 5425 Detroit Road, Suite 10, Sheffield, OH 44054. (440) 596-9876.