SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Supreme Court has upheld a jury ruling that a housing developer should have disclosed a study that found collapsible soils in the area where a Lindon couple built their dream home.
The Deseret News of Salt Lake City says the Tuesday ruling upholds a 4th District Court civil jury award of more than $3 million in damages to Mark and Marilyn Hess.
The Canberra Development Co. attorney Bruce Baird told The Associated Press on Wednesday the company will appeal.
The Hesses sued the builder, developer and engineer in 2008 after their 6,400-square-foot home sank 5 inches into the ground.
Damages included cracked ceilings and floors.
An attorney for the couple says they maxed out credit cards and held garage sales to finance repairs.