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State Court of IFu N:on ~ Cou nity

I_ex'tsNexis TYar7< aci:i ori 11) : '133685159

Date :

: Jci n 5 2007 6 :22PM

Mark K3 r j.ie! r , Clerk

]IN THE STATE COURT OUFU:Tor 1 CO U r1`fY

STATE 01 E' GEORGIA

NIA RK AN D CA,RLA
hill NROE,

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Civil File No.:

'BANK O F AM] RI CA, CClft]?+ DRA' T:10'N,
Futsr PRESTON MANAGEMENT, INC .,
'T 'ER MI ]vLK l .mC]E Rr1ATIOIr fA]L, :[NC .,

Dci'endan ts .

CON[]'l.~AfiNT'

COME NOW Plaiin .tiiffss, Mark and Carla Monroe (tie ;re ;iriafl:er colleclively "the

]vJ[onnoe, ;"')„ by and thTough undersigned e .ouasell mid . files this, their Complaint against

De.Fe:nid .ants Bank of Ame6ca Corporation, First Preston L4[Frria .geirie ;nt;, Ins., w id 'Cemninix

Jnti,tnationa :l, €ric :. jie.reinafl,er collectively "Dei.'enda,nits":y, a;rn3 iinn suppoirt aie;reof, slates as

iollor~~s :

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The MIGI3lIiD ID-a are ]'C'S WC 'I]t.i o: f 'the State of Georgia, of majority, ar icl o1kerovise's zri ju, 1']S .

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Lle:fendaiyt ]3arils of America (,oaporai :ion (hereinafter "BOAL"} is a roiporatiosi rogiste.r+ed

to clo 'blu,>iness in die State of'Georgia and can be senre ;df with process upon its registered ag.,jit,

C;"C Corporation System at 1 :ZI ) 1 P'eaclitrre Street, PJ .fs,, ,A .tl[anta, Georgia 303+61 ..

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Defendant first Ptrsl ;on iN[anrage :trient, Inc . (heire .iaaai3ez• "Fiirst :P,restcyci") is a corporation

registered to do business in the State of Georgia and can ' be served NvAh process upen it's

C'~' {Cor~ior~ation ~~~rsti~in att-1201 l'E .Eichl~~ee~Stir~ :est, Atlanta, i;reo~r~;ia 3,0361 .

4.

D{,-7Fendant Terrninix International, Inc . {11i.reirzaftesr "``I'e :nmriniix.") i.s a aoq)cnra•tio;n

I re:g ;istelre ;d to do blisine :as i€nt the State of Georgia and can be, seried with process upon its

reg,i :>teire ;d, agrf :nt, Corporation Process Company at ll 8{I Cherokee ,>>treei, AI .E.,1vJ .an-ietti, Georgia

30060 .

5.

Oil or about February 004 „ the Monroes made an olhr to purchase IL house, located at

211,28 Lin e Tree Lane, Powder S prings, Georgia 30 127.

6.

The Monjrc~es' offer ine,liudecd a stipiil'.ataon amt mi Official Gec,Kgia. Wood Infestation

Report be produced.

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EtO ,A, the owner of the house, accepted 1ke Morwaes' coffer through its agent, First

P resl :an .

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C/rt or about ,April 6, DNA, the Mom•oes and BOA., through F'i:mt Preston, dosed the

purchase cr3' the subject he u&e,

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An

Official Georgia Wood ]nfest a1:ion Report was not produced at the closvig, but instead

a service contract with 'Teirrninix was F irollured, which mra s pireseal:ed by andYor on behalf elf

B0~~ a~n ~d First ]restart to ~~ns= that there was no infestation OC other prablemn.sb

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Subsequent to closing on the x~uz~cla~~~~e and ka~C:i~aa, possession of their home, 0c M~3nraes

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discovered 9:ennife inff,statioai.

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The rvJ:onro+.s knrneciiate,l'y contacted Tenninix, who ixeated the M omrcies' horne for

termite iin.festalrilo:n,

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Temini.n.i;ti i Tcated the M onme.s ho:rrie subsequent to their purchast, and discovery of

termite ir.le,;tation crn at least thre e (3 ) oc cas ions and failed to record the in :fe:statiari :in ~m 1y of i ts

reports .

13.

Trrniinix peri'oinrned an ins,pecdom oaf the Manrcies' home in 2003, piorto their parchase,

arid identified termite ir1fe5l:ation i n its Official Georgia Wood In festation Report . T he A4onroe;s

were not proA ded with a copy of 1 :his report lualil after closing .

14.

On or about June ti, 2004, Terminia: issued aM Official Gll-,orgia Wood Infestation Report

,that identified termite iiri fe,>tatian cif ' the 11non iroe .s' home .

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COUNT I - FIMID

The Mo mi°aes mlapt., re :allege, arid iricorjaonatE, numbered p,araj;raph.3 I • - 14, above as if

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. -expressly staled htfei.

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D e :Fe;n.dants :kn OlN iii i;ly repres.entE ,tl Un it the Monroes' horne was termitf s free in order to

induce th e Momro es to Twrellmse the subject house .

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The NZOtiT'Oes j1l:itili~ibly relied upon the rqres{e» 1.ations of D ei;end wil;s.

COUNT 1 ][ -- T) EiCIE-'T (} .

.C", .Cr..A.. § 'i i1 -6-2

113.

The N1131.11-aes klarlt:, rea.llLlegre, ~iridf irica iqii»-atc numbered paragraphs 1 - l i', above m iif

expressly sw ed herci.n .

19.

De+,Fe;ndanCs knowingly wicd mr illffilly misire;Fmese;nited, inter atia, the rmxelri~~l

,fact that d e

subject house was not infested wi th terniitA,s will I tYie iEnlUnxi 1 :o deceive the M on:me;s itricl induce

d1eM to purchase the subject house .

COUNT ]:I[ - iiUPRI:Ei1~>1C1lJ OF DiIA.Tl:12UL FACT O.C.S:r.A, § 23-2-.53

20.

The Monroes ed lopt, i re ;a,lllr.gmidl incorporate numbered x oaar+agraphs l - 19, abov°c. 11s if

expressly stMed here-in .

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. Dc1`'e:nda:nts had a duty to disclose the fast: that fli.e subjecl : house was infested with

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1;enmsl;es due to the special relationship 'between

; the parties and the rriatelr-ial.ity, oof a ternnilte

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jinilTe ,talti10»,.

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Dc-i:enda:nts both failed to iiisc ]Lose arid :iritC11tinMLlf}' Withheld that the slutje-ct house was

infested wifli termites .

C'O1JN7' PV -- :P[;N1:7'I`T, E IAN[AGES,

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The Ni +atu'oes adopt, real liege, and i.ncorj)ot ate; num1c md paragraphs 1 -- 22, above as if

expressl y stated herein.

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Dai.'endamts conduct i nxetitioYially vvithlialdaaig arid conc~a~lin~; the fact o :f termite

n,f.-statioa from the Warms showed willful misconduct, malice, Frauid!, wantonness,, oppression,

FIIIdJO:C the entire lwant of care which would raise the presumption of conscious :incliff.'erericse to the

Cortse g wens. e S .

C',OUr7T v - A'TT'ORN 'E ~t,5 FE S C>.C .G.A , § 13-+5 •• 11

The Monroes adopt, reallege, and i:ncor pior;ai:e atu mbe:r&l paragraphs 1 -- 24, above <is if

expressly stated herein .

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7Deforiclants have been ,atubboirril;y litigious, acted in bad fidthy and hw ; caused the

M13nr4es to ilzcur muyESCes,aFtry expense, mid trouble of bringhig this ac1;ioii as opposed to alr6aitfly

and i~eiisacahly resolving this matter.

COUNT IV[ - NEGI,I:CiE]vC ;f :

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The. Avlonrm-s adopt, realllege, and incorparat.- numbered paralp-aphs 1 -- 26, above as :if'

ex;p~re;ssliy stated. ]~f,reiri .

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'Ti.-rrninix failed to properly conduct the 1 :enm.il:e irisperni ;an aricl treatment nd further

ffflE;cl 10 prope:ily ze :corii its firuliggs .

29.

'Te:riniriix owed the Maruoes the duty 'to property perfoim the lennite :ir.ispec-dim and

treatrnlmt aiid further Jfa,illed to properly record its findiligs.

COUNT 'VIII -- BICEACH OF CONTRACT

30..

~ ' The M onrnes adopt, rcallle;ge, and 111GCrrporate riurnlbared paragraphs I - :Z !), above a,s if

expressly stated Jher eiry .

31 .

BOA andl its agent, First Nestori, breached tie, purchase contract for Iie 1N[c>riroes home

by failing ; to pxorfide the Official Georgia Wood Inife .swtiori :Repoirt .

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DAMAGES

32.

Tie Monyoes adopt, Ire;ail ,le-f;e:, a m.d in corpot ate; numbered arigra-plhs I -- 3 1, above as if

expressly tited ber i.- in .

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Due, to Df.#:end ,aj;its Fraud, Negligence, 13 ma.ch of 'Conara cf:, Sup pres sion of Material Fac t,

and Deceit, the Manrc3e;s. have u :Efexe:cl damages iua the forms ofpant and ftmaire repair Costs to

and termite treatment, e:rklication, wid prevention their ho me in an arnount greater han 1:~fty
thousand dollars ( 9i_`iO,010D) arid , tie ,exact aniount will be produced' at trial.

'V+'H:EREFO:RE, the MIaIm-oe;s respectJ111), request that-.

a. 'The Summons be issued wad serve d upon Qefendatnts along with the C;osnp Utimt ;

b. Judgment be laid against Defendants for past,

wicfiaiure ri-,pair costs in

an amount to be: ,iernonsirated at ti ia1L;

c. Judgment be 1uu1 against Defendants fit' east, present, and fultuxe termite

treatrnezlt, eradication and prevention in Em amount to be cie ;rnomstrated at trial ;

d. Judgment be had against Defendants for punitive damages as de,teinli.n.ed b}+ tilt,

e:n:li,g:hte.n.ed conscience of the jury ;

e.

Costs and att:onlE,ys' felas be assessed against Defendants pursuant to O .C..Glk. §

13-6-1 1 based upon Defendants' stubborn li.tiigio usne.ss,, bad faith, and causing

the Moyiyaes umnecessan~ expense and trouble ;

f. Trial by twelve (12) member jury be }raid; and

g;. Plaintiff be awaxcle ;dl such and other relief as this Coutt decins Just and

appropfiate .

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T his 5'h day of'January, 2006 .

AL1'IDI,INSl:{Y AND ASS{0IC'1LX I'ESo, L .L,.:P.

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S,TEi'HEr -D.. AP_l?L.IN.SKY
Georgia Bar No . 020915
P'. JEFFERY IS 'E'1:1H,F3IS )
Georgia :Bar N o. 689747
Attorneys for Plaintiff

One Decatur TcivviiCe n1:er, Suite 200
150 East Ponce die L eon .Avenue
Decatur, CifscT, g:ia. 3()(l-1 [I
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