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Shlomo Karpen

Williamsburg, NY: (May-15-07) A group of owners in a Williamsburg condominium complex filed a suit against Shlomo Karpen, developer of The Williamsburg Mews, alleging breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligent misrepresentation and negligent construction. The condominium owners stated that they faced roofing leaks and resulting water damage. Also named in the lawsuit were the architectural firm Bricolage Designs and two Brooklyn contractors, Superior Construction Consulting Corp. and Roth Roofing, which completed the project. All 31 residents of The Mews joined the lawsuit, filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court in late 2005. The suit claimed that active roof leaks had caused expensive damage to bulkheads and hardwood floors. The owners' list of complaints also included inadequate flashing over the heads of window lintels, improperly installed and/or inadequately sealed window sills, cement-clogged sewer pipes that caused basement flooding, inadequate heat, and only a single layer of sheetrock between units instead of the code-required two layers. In a settlement reached, Karpen and his company Hope Houses LLC paid $200,000. Bricolage Designs and Pulaski, P.A. paid $25,000, and Superior Construction, $10,000. [BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE: LEAKY CONDO SETTLEMENT]

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Published on May-16-07


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