January 30, 2012

Court reviews a breach of contract and Consumer Protection Act claim against a home builder

ROBERT F. MEREDITH ET AL. v. KENNETH L. WELLER ET AL. (Tenn. Ct. App. January 25, 2012)]

The plaintiff, Robert F. Meredith ("the Owner"), appeals a judgment rendered against him in favor of his home builder, Kenneth L. Weller ("the Builder"), on the Builder's counterclaim for breach of contract and for attorney's fees incurred in defending the Owner's claims for, among other things, defective construction, misrepresentation, breach of contract, and violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, Tenn. Code Ann. sections 47-18-101 et seq. (2001)("the TCPA"). The Builder asks us to award him his attorney's fees incurred in defending the Owner's appeal. We affirm the judgment of the trial court in all respects. We also award the Builder his reasonable attorney's fees incurred on appeal and remand to the trial court for a hearing to determine those fees.

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