Property Keyed to Rabin
Easton v. Strassburger
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Strassburger hired Valley of California (Defendants) to broker the sale of their property, which was purchased by Easton (Plaintiff) for $170,000 in May 1976. One of the agents observed that the floor of the guest was uneven and that there was a net installed to repair damage from a slide, which occurred just prior to the sale. There were two additional slides in 1973 and 1975, causing the land to sink significantly. Shortly after the sale, more landslides occurred, causing significant damage. All of the slides occurred because a portion of the property was built on improperly engineered fill that was not properly compacted. The driveway was destroyed, the walls were cracked, and the floors and doors were warped. The property was estimated to be worth only $20,000 in the damaged condition. Defendant’s never ordered a soil study and did not disclose these facts to Plaintiff.
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