by Jeffrey G. Gilmore and Bill Fisher
"This boiler will heat the whole
house and more."
"We will provide windows per
plans and specifications."
"Install this carpet and the home
buyer will love you for it. It will
make the house look like a palace."
"This beam meets all the building
code requirements for your
We have all heard supplier's claims
about products and how they will
perform. What we don't all know is
that many of these claims constitute
express warranties which, if they prove
untrue, may be the basis for a
successful lawsuit. When an angry
buyer looks to the builder for repair
of an inadequate or defective
component of his house, the builder