Governor Jim Doyle Signs Bill To Help Protect Home Buyers
Source: WRA REALTORS Newswire, WEAU-TV (Eau Claire, WI),
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has signed into law a bill that allows home buyers who believe a seller has lied to sue for fraud to recover damages. The measure reverses a state Supreme Court ruling from 2008 that said such lawsuits were not permitted. The proposal was endorsed by such groups as the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association and the state Home Inspectors Association. Bill sponsor Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Waunakee) concedes that it is difficult to prove fraud. However, in cases where it exists, he argues that home buyers should have a legal course of action.