BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing property sellers, citing alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation.
John Chickey and Jennifer Chickey filed a complaint July 7 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against James Bradshaw and Maria Louisa Bradshaw alleging that the defendants breached the agreement because the representations of the property were false and failed to reveal new material information.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in May 2015, the plaintiffs entered into an agreement with defendants to buy a property in St. Louis. Under the agreement, the defendants executed a seller's disclosure statement stating the property needs little repairs to the basement and HVAC system. The plaintiffs claim the defendants failed to accurately disclose the issues with the basement and HVAC system and misrepresented the utility costs of the home.
The plaintiffs hold James Bradshaw and Maria Bradshaw responsible because the defendants allegedly made a false representation of the property while trying to sell it and engaged in a pattern of concealment, suppression and omission of material facts in connection with the advertising and sale of the property.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for actual damages in a fair and reasonable sum over $25,000, with punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs of suit and other relief the court deems just and proper. They are represented by Gregory Anderson of Law Office of Gregory Anderson LLC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10743