On January 5, Arizona’s highest Court rejected a petition to review the June 2015 Court of Appeals decision in the Sullivan v. Pulte case. Before this ruling, there was some question about whether negligence causes of action could be pursued by some homeowners in Arizona construction defect claims. The ruling confirmed that Arizona will not allow negligence claims for construction defect repair costs by original and subsequent purchasers. Even since the ruling, Plaintiffs’ attorneys have been arguing in our Superior Courts that the ruling should not be followed yet since it was still up for review. Now that the petition has been denied the law is settled and negligence claims are barred for all homeowner defect repair claims again. See our post on the ruling and its impact here.
Blog by: Louis Horowitz