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Organizing your community to bring public attention to builder’s bad deeds and seeking assistance from local, state and federal elected officials has proven to be more effective and much quicker for thousands of families. You do have choices and alternatives.  Janet Ahmad

Pulte-Centex: The Great Rivermist Wall Collapse Prompts Great Lawsuit
Thursday, 26 January 2012

 Paul G. Vick, Homeowner's attorney, statement
We have filed suit against PULTE HOMES, INC., PULTE HOMES OF TEXAS, L.P., and CENTEX HOMES, INC. in Bexar County District Court on behalf of ten families who were displaced from their homes because of the retaining wall collapse in the Rivermist neighborhood. The lawsuit alleges violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), as well as other state law claims for damages associated with the wall collapse. Centex has described the collapse as an "unfortunate event"; however our clients believe it to be a gross breach of responsibility on the part of Pulte-Centex in failing to obtain proper permits as required by the International Residential Code and the International Building Code; failing to construct the wall in accordance with the engineering plans and specifications, and failing to follow standard engineering practices in the construction of the wall.

 
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