Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Disclosure Suit Nearing End.

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Some Home Buyers Say Builder Failed To Tell of Polluted Water

Lawyers in closing arguments Tuesday gave differing views of whether a West Side homebuilder was obligated to disclose that there were pollutants near and under home sites he was selling.

A civil lawsuit, filed in 2nd Judicial District Court, accuses Richard Fuller of Richard Fuller Homes Inc. of fraud and unfair trade practices. The suit says he did not tell buyers that some of his properties were near or over a plume of contaminated ground water created by Sparton Technologies Inc.

The contamination contains "several known and suspected carcinogens, including trichlorethylene and heavy metals," the lawsuit says. …

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