While many of the homeowners featured on the HGTV renovation show are quite happy with their new or renovated home, there are a few notable exceptions. Some families from the hit show It’s love or list Or Flip or flop Las Vegas They were dissatisfied with the work done in their home that they sued, claiming their home was damaged. However, the lawsuits came as a two-edged sword as the two families faced counter-lawsuits.
What happens when the family sues for reform?
Many people dreamed of being featured in a home renovation show and most of the lucky few who got the chance to do so were happier than their experience. Some, however, were not so satisfied with the results. Tim Sullivan and Dina Murphy appeared on HGTV It’s love or list In 2016. The North Carolina couple filed a lawsuit against the producer and contractor for the show, claiming that defective artisans had caused “irreparable” damage to their home.
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The couple used নিজস্ব 140,000 of their own money to reform, but the results were not what they expected. Shortly after filing their lawsuit, they faced a counter-lawsuit claiming that the contract was violated in addition to defamation, defamation and product contempt. Sullivan and Murphy settled their case and the countersuit was later dismissed. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed.
‘Flip or Flop Las Vegas’ host countersu
Another HGTV show, Flip or flop Las Vegas, Featuring Billy Dunning and Brent Hawthorne who later got into a legal battle with the show. They were later reciprocated by the show’s hosts Bristol and Aubrey Marund. According to court documents reviewed by New York TimesMarundes claims Dunning and Hawthorne violated privacy provisions when they agreed to a settlement.
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In the complaint, where the Marunds are characterized as defendants, they write, “Because of the plaintiffs ‘bitter actions, the defendants have suffered irreparable economic and psychological loss in their personal and professional lives and have been unjustly enriched by the plaintiffs’ settlement money.” By the defendants. “Their case was dismissed by a judge in early March.
These are far from the only lawsuits filed against various HGTV home reform programs. Now The report says at least a dozen cases have been settled out of court, with details being protected by a confidentiality agreement.
HGTV’s statement on legal disputes
HGTV told the outlet that they “want homeowners featured in our series to be happy,” adding, “When we learn of a business dispute, we encourage contractors and homeowners to work together to resolve the issue.” Sometimes it pays to hash such details out of court because there is always the risk of a counter case if you decide to go the legal route.