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Dallas Morning News Cull Story Reader Comments
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Dallas Morning News
Slater: Mansfield couple’s fight with powerful homebuilder back in court

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Posted by nutcase | 1 day ago

I hope on retrial that the only change is another zero added to the judgement - make it $8 mill. I am a conservative - heck I am even an Aggie like both the builder and the governor, but I hate the way Perry homes does business.

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Posted by JimJ | 1 day ago

What is not stated here is the very real possibility that a judgment in court could be much higher than the $800,000 reached in arbitration. The real question is why Perry Homes would risk having their reputation drug through the mud over the construction of a single home. Looks like pride has been substituted for good business sense.

As to the TX supreme court - they're no more suspect than that clique of 5 super supremos who think it is just fine for corporations to directly donate to campaigns. The judiciary in this state and nation are becoming shameful.

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Posted by Ernest T | 1 day ago

The builder, Perry, singlehandedly blocked any HOA reform in the last legislative session, by buying 11 votes on the Texas Senate floor. Those eleven votes prevented the bill from being voted on by all members of the Senate. The House had already approved it. One of the Senator's who is owned by Bob Perry is from Rockwall. He led the charge to oppose it.

Bob Perry represents everything that is wrong with this country. Forget about party politics. Politicians are just shills for those who want to control you, me, and anyone else who stands in their way.

Of course, in Texas, we deserve what we get.
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Posted by waf98 | 1 day ago

Yes, Juan, I read the story. Did you read my posting? The first question I had after reading it was, "Is an $800,000 award fair?" There is no way for me, the reader, to form an opinion because I need to know how much was paid for the house. For example, if they paid $100,000 for the house and got an $800,000 award, I'd say that's unfair to the builder. On the other hand, if they paid $1,000,000 for the house, then I'd be more inclined to say it's a fair award. Finally, if they paid $10,000,000 for the house and are afraid to have their grandchildren in it for fear it will collapse, I'd be inclined to say the award is unfair to the buyers. Get it? It would have taken only a single sentence to include this information. It all goes back to the journalist being able to address all questions raised in the minds of his or her audience. Poor writing. Poor editing.

By the way, my criticism of the story had nothing to do with the information about political contributions.

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Posted by Holy Cow | 1 day ago

Home builders and the construction business in general is one of the most dishonest and unethical areas. For every honest and decent construction/building company there are 4 crooked ones. I'm a conservative, but this is why I will NOT vote for Rick Perry this year.

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Posted by spknoevl | 1 day ago

As a good an argument for restrictions of campaign contributions as can be found. The politicians and big business get their way while we the constituents are trampled.

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Posted by Man in the Middle | 1 day ago

We all reap what we sow. The Perry folks may triumph in this life, but if they have done wrong they will pay for their errors.

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Posted by Juan Valdez | 1 day ago

Yes, I see the typo in my posting.....

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Posted by Juan Valdez | 1 day ago

Did you read the stroy? Bob Perry refused to pay the $800,000 arbitration award. After years of appeals, a lower court upheld the arbitration but the Texas Supreme Court vacated the arbitration judgement and the Cull's are back in court seeking a remedy.
It's up to you to decide if Bob Perry's political contributions to the Tx Supreme Court had influence on their favorable ruling. I know my answer.

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Posted by waf98 | 1 day ago

Typical DMN trash. Incomplete story, embedded opinions, marginal grammar. The story's author mentions that the Culls won an $800,000 arbitration award. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the reader cannot fathom whether or not that was reasonable unless they know what the Culls paid for the house. Duh! Oh, and at least a mention of the insurance option would have been nice, too.

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Posted by kriseee | 1 day ago

I might add that one of the Perry Homes units just a block from where I live...could not resale because the floor on one side of the living room had separated four inches from the wall. The city of Dallas would do nothing because the inspector said the floor had to be separated by 6 inches. Money talks it seems and may have even filtered down that far. I don't know what finally happened in this case. I do know the unit had a white sticker on the door for months, and was not occupied. In my neighborhood there must be 200 units here and there...and most sold for around 400 thousand...FAST!

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Posted by kriseee | 1 day ago

There are many units in my neighborhood of Dallas that Perry Homes built. I watched those things go up all over the place and often wondered if they would even stay up long enough to be build. Let me tell you... they sold like hotcakes. If a prospective buyer would just go out to the construction site and watch em go up...they might look elsewhere.

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Posted by 81elcamino | 1 day ago

perry homes and the secondary company in san antonio (where the homes are sliding down the hill) are crooks from way back. perry is part of the reason that HOA'S were created. HOA'S were created to protect the builders, not the homeowners. and this is a perfect example. if things don't go his way, perry comes up with more money. all of the texas supreme court members should be replaced because they are bought and paid for by the likes of perry. so much for helping the people of texas.

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Posted by jtt1955 | 1 day ago

Perry, Perry, and the Texas supreme court are perfect examples of what modern conservatives actually are...greedy, mean hearted folks who care about no one but themselves.

So much for "compassionate conservatism".

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Posted by miley | 1 day ago

most of you voted for the gov, so dont act surprise! it hasnt registered that one day PERRY will become old and might need somebody...the right thing to do is repair the house and give the seniors some money for their troubles.

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Posted by MrKnDallas | 1 day ago

Sounds like another one of those Rick Perry deals. Funny that they have the same last name. Wake up Texans....you need to clean house of these politicians (including those in the courts) who beat up the stupid people who keep electing them. Texas is one of the worst states in the country for citizen rights. You all think you want all this conservative approach......you could just as well give your money to big business and special interests. Shame on you. And before you cast this as another bloody liberal speaking out....I've been a republican longer than most of these people have been alive.

Posted by critterchattergal | 1 day ago

I'm freaked out that the Texas Supreme Court threw out the lower courts' findings and batted it back to district court ..... AND that they all took cash from this Perry goob. That smacks. I bet he knew that would happen. Why doesn't he just help these people?

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Posted by TooManyRules | 1 day ago

Anyone would be incredibly stupid to buy a Perry home after seeing what this couple has had to go through. The more negative publicity the better.

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Posted by SD | 1 day ago

No matter what happens in this case, Bob Perry should realize that quite a few Texans have noticed his bullying tactics and will remember that the next time they plan to buy a new home.

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Posted by BrenNotes | 1 day ago

Bob Perry is a shameful example of wealth, power, and greed. Too bad that there isn't a Ronnie Earle (Travis County's retired prosecutor) to come down on him like he did with Tom DeLay. He got rid of that SOB from the political scene.

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Posted by RaiderRedNeck | 1 day ago

Please pray for the Culls going up against the BossHogs of Texas politics, I believe the house was defective.
The Culls seem like good folks!
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Posted by fairview kid | 1 day ago

what do you expect from Rick Perry's buddy?

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Posted by drholiday | 1 day ago

This has got to be fixed...this system is unfair to homebuyers & gives every out to builders who only look at their bottom line & not a decent product.
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