Collateral Estoppel Does Not Bar Home Construction Claims, N.C. Panel Finds

(August 16, 2023, 11:31 AM EDT) -- RALEIGH, N.C. — Defective home construction claims brought by a homeowner against a real estate agent are not barred by collateral estoppel because similar claims resolved through arbitration against the homebuilder ultimately concerned different duties and obligations, despite the fact that the agent and the builder shared common agents, a North Carolina panel held Aug. 15 in affirming a trial court’s judgment denying the agent’s motion for summary judgment....

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