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Appeals Court: Building Code Does Not Create Duty To Subsequent Buyer

Mealey's (July 30, 2015, 11:40 AM EDT) -- PHOENIX — A 2-1 panel of the Division I Arizona Court of Appeals ruled July 28 that a trial court judge properly dismissed a couple’s negligence claim against Pulte Home Corp. over the construction of an allegedly defective retaining wall, holding that the City of Phoenix Uniform Building Code creates a duty of care between the builder and the subsequent buyers of a home (John F. Sullivan, et al. v. Pulte Home Corporation, No. CA-CV-14-0199, Ariz. App., Div. 1; 2015 Ariz. App. LEXIS 130).

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