More Lawsuits Hit The Pointe Condos

March 01, 1992|By Staff report

For the second time in two months, the developer and contractor of The Pointe Condominiums in Abingdon have been hit with suits alleging faulty construction.

Three condominium owners filed suits Wednesday, seeking a total of $180 million in damages, according to records filed in Harford Circuit Court.

The residents, who live in the same building in the 3500 block ofBack Pointe Court, are also asking the court to rescind their purchase agreements and order the developer to return their money, the suitsays.

The plaintiffs paid between $72,000 and $82,900 for their units, the suit says. The units were bought between April 1990 and December 1990.

The three suits were filed by Betty Jane Hucke, Veronica Jean Murnane and Wesley and Jeannine Hite. The plaintiffs are represented by the same attorney, L. Michael Schaech of Towson.

The Pointe Inc., the complex's developer, and contractor Henderson-Webb Inc., both of Cockeysville, are listed as defendants.

The residents claim their units were built with improper materials and poor workmanship. The suits list problems ranging from faulty roof and floor trusses to peeling paint and cracking walls to inadequate fire alarms.

Hucke, Murnane and the Hites contend the developer and contractor knew the problems at the time of the purchases, but did not notify them.

In January, The Pointe Condominium Council of Unit Owners, representing the 228 homeowners at the complex, sued the developer and contractor, and the development's engineer and architect, for $115 million.

The condominium complex was built during the late 1980s.

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