Fraud Claims Against Seller In Defects Dispute Can Proceed, Panel Says

(July 2, 2024, 8:02 AM EDT) -- DETROIT — The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of an innocent misrepresentation claim alleged against the seller of a property because an “as is” clause contained in the agreement of sale bars the claim; however, the panel said the buyers’ claims for fraud can proceed because questions of fact exist regarding the state of the property and the seller’s knowledge of a number of construction defects at the property....

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