Adams Stepner Attorney Jason C. Kuhlman Successfully Defends Summary Judgment for Realtor before Kentucky Court of Appeals
On August 26, 2011, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued an opinion affirming the Kenton Circuit Court’s grant of Summary Judgment in favor of the Defendants in the case of Michael A. Claypool v. Anthony Brock, et al., Case No. 2010-CA-001268-MR. The case was brought by the purchaser of a home who claimed that the seller had failed to disclose defects with the home, including a basement leak. Jason C. Kuhlman, a Partner in the Civil Litigation Group of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC, represented the buyer’s real estate agent. The Kenton Circuit Court granted Summary Judgment to the seller and the realtors on the basement leak claim, noting that the home inspection report revealed foundation cracking and evidence of past and recent moisture. Affirming the ruling, the Court of Appeals reasoned that these revelations put the buyer on notice of a leakage problem.