Farmers was charged with not acting swiftly after Ballard and Allison filed their suit, alleging that Stachybotrys mold formed after plumbing leaks damaged their 11,500-sq-ft home. They claimed that if the repairs had been made immediately, the mold would not have formed. The result was complete contamination of the Dripping Springs, Texas home, which will have to be demolished and rebuilt.
By an 11-1 margin, the jury agreed with the plaintiffs and decided that Farmers was liable for:
Publication date: 08/27/2001