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Sandra Bullock Trial
Lemon Tree Tower
Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Tremont Homes Complaints Mount 
See Video: Lemon Tree Tower - Tremont/Juliet Homes, profitable deceptive homebuilding, empty promises, complaints and failure to build or return deposits. See: Juliet Homes complaints 1 - Complaints 2

 
Sandra Bullock demolished house
Tuesday, 13 June 2006

Sandra Bullock Recalls Housing Nightmare
Sandra Bullock was thrilled when she got behind a bulldozer and demolished her multi-million dollar mansion after being duped by a shady construction contractor. The star hired M.B. "Benny" Daneshjou to build her $6.5 million mansion in Austin, Texas, only to find it unsafe to live in.  

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Sandra Bullock - Demolition Woman
Wednesday, 29 March 2006

Take That! Sandra Bullock personally helps knocks down her $6.5 million dream home that turned into a nightmare
Talk about spring cleaning. A few weeks ago - eight years after Sandra Bullock first broke ground on the $6.5 million Austin mansion that was to be her primary home-the actress, 41, manned a bulldozer to help knock it down.

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Sandra Bullock to Demolish House
Sunday, 05 February 2006
Sandra Bullock to flatten her £4m house of horrors
Bullock spent years designing the lakeside mansion in Austin, complete with towers and spires, a spa, library and cinema. But two nights after moving in she moved out again, claiming that the house was a potential deathtrap with a leaking roof, toxic mould, unsafe fireplaces, faulty wiring and crumbling walls...“She’s going to blow it up, demolish it,” said a spokesman for the actress. “She will be pressing the button, or whatever you do to make the wrecking ball go — probably this coming week.”
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Realty Times - Grassroots Groups Claim Bullock Victory As Their Own
Friday, 22 October 2004

Grassroots Groups Claim Bullock Victory As Their Own
by Broderick Perkins -
Realty Times
"A victory for Sandra Bullock brings to an end a long grueling trial that sends a loud message to lawmakers, the home building industry and a message of hope for home buyers of defective homes across the nation," said Jane Ahmad, president of San Antonio, TX-based Home Owners For Better Building (HOBB).

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Sandra Bullock Wins Estate Debate
Friday, 15 October 2004

Eonline
Sandra Bullock Wins Estate Debate
by Sarah Hall
…Bullock missed her winning verdict Thursday, having returned to Los Angeles the day before to work on a film. But she did issue a statement thanking the judge and jurors and dedicating her victory to the little guy...I felt firmly committed to see this process through to a just conclusion, no matter what the outcome, especially for all those homeowners who could never afford to come this far," Bullock said. "I want you to know I am in awe of, and humbled by, the great service and enormous sacrifice the members of the jury have made over these last eight weeks over something that was far less important than what is going on in the world today." Her father, John Bullock, who was on hand, told the Austin American-Statesman he was happy with the jury's decision. He said he did not know what would become of his daughter's property.  "She loves the land, it's a beautiful lot...it's her decision now," he said…

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Sandra Bullock awarded $7m in home dispute
Friday, 15 October 2004

REUTERS
Sandra Bullock awarded $7m in home dispute
The star of "Miss Congeniality" and "Speed" testified in the two-month long trial that she had paid $7 million for the 10,000-square-foot (930-sq-meter) house on Lake Austin, but had never lived in it because of construction flaws. Witnesses said the house, which was begun in 1998 and still is not completed, had water damage, a bad roof, wiring problems and holes in the masonry.

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Sandra Bullock Scores $7 Mil Legal Victory
Friday, 15 October 2004

PEOPLE magazine
PeopleNews
Sandra Bullock Scores $7 Mil Legal Victory
Thursday Oct 14, 2004 4:00pm EST
By Alicia Dennis
A jury has awarded actress Sandra Bullock nearly $7 million in a long-awaited verdict pitting Bullock against the former architect and builder of her lakefront Austin home.

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Austin Statesman - Sandra Bullock Trial
Friday, 15 October 2004

                                     
Sandra Bullock the homeowner gets her happy ending
Envelope, please… It’s Sandra
By Claire Osborn
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
October 15, 2004
After four years of maintaining a house she couldn't live in, months of legal wrangling with the builder and seven weeks of tedious testimony in a cramped Travis County courtroom, actress Sandra Bullock finally got her happy ending. Jurors overwhelmingly decided Thursday that local home builder Benny Daneshjou and his associates owe Bullock an estimated $7 million for shoddy construction of a 10,000-square-foot home overlooking Lake Austin.. Major flaws experts found: 
Incorrect roof  framing
Defective or missing flashing, which caused water leaks
Faulty construction of windows and doors
Torn or missing waterproof membrane under masonry
Source: construction, architectural and engineering experts for Bullock who testified during trial

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HOBB Press Release - A victory for Sandra Bullock is a victory for many
Friday, 15 October 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              
October 15, 2004                                                  

A victory for Sandra Bullock is a victory for many
HomeOwners for Better Building at trial in support of Bullock
Austin, Texas
“A victory for Sandra Bullock brings to an end a long grueling trial that sends a loud message to lawmakers, the homebuilding industry and a message of hope for homebuyers of defective homes across the nation.  For the first time in many years, one victim of a bad homebuilder has finally been heard,” said Janet Ahmad, national president of HomeOwners for Better Building.

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People Magazine - $7 Mil Victory
Thursday, 14 October 2004
Sandra Bullock Scores $7 Mil Legal Victory
A jury has awarded actress Sandra Bullock nearly $7 million in a long-awaited verdict pitting Bullock against the former architect and builder of her lakefront Austin home... The architect, M.B. "Benny" Daneshjou, 52, sued Bullock, 40, in June 2001, claiming that Bullock owed money to his company for designing and building her home. Bullock countersued, claiming Daneshjou's construction work was defective and that he had committed fraud through underhanded billing practices... "I felt firmly committed to see this process through to a just conclusion, especially for all those home owners who could never afford to come this far," Bullock said. "I am in awe of the great service and enormous sacrifice the members of the jury have made over these last eight weeks."

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