PHOENIX — A state appellate court says Arizona law bars lawsuits against
home sellers who don’t disclose that a sex offender lives next door, but the
ruling also says providing a false reason for selling is another story.
The ruling revives a fraud claim against the sellers of a Scottsdale home. The
sellers had told the buyers that they were selling because they wanted to be
closer to friends. However, their real reason allegedly was the sex offender
A trial judge dismissed the entire suit, and the Court of Appeals’ recent rules
agreed with dismissing a claim of negligent misrepresentation.
However, the ruling said the buyers’ fraud claim can proceed because it’s up to
a jury to decide whether the buyers relied on the sellers’ allegedly false