Is Seller of Property Liable for Personal Injuries Occurring After the Sale?


In a decision handed down in early June, the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeal addressed the interesting issue of whether the vendor of real property was liable to the purchaser for personal injuries sustained by the purchaser after the sale was complete. In Tindle v. Pulte Home Corporation, No. 09-2888, the plaintiffs had purchased a new home built by the defendant and one of the plaintiffs was seriously injured when his foot and leg sank into a hole concealed underneath the sod in the backyard of his new home.

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