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After Nearly A Decade, Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Lose Legal Battle Over Idaho Vacation House

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This is a tough battle to walk away from empty handed.

Back in 2002, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson had a quaint, countryside home built in Idaho by Storey Construction, Inc. No sooner did the couple step foot into the house did they find problems with the construction and immediately went after the family-owned business. They refused to pay the remainder of the constriction costs and five years later, fired back at the company with a $3 million lawsuit, claiming there were construction defects at the property.

Today, the couple lost their lawsuit and more so, they were ordered to pay the entire cost of the arbitration process for the owners of Storey Construction. However, the couple still insist that they were cheated by this company and after the verdict was handed down, they released this statement:

"Over the years, we have experienced a number of serious problems with how our home was designed and built. We have previously resolved our claims against the architect. For various legal reasons, including the passage of time, the arbitrators did not share our view of the contractor's portion of responsibility. While we disagree with the outcome, we are pleased that the contractor's counterclaims were rejected."

Silver linings are always a plus, we guess.

Live for the positive, Tom!

[Image via WENN.]

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2 comments to “After Nearly A Decade, Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Lose Legal Battle Over Idaho Vacation House”

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    "…a quaint, countryside home…" LOL! It was a 10 million dollar home! As much as I like this couple, celebrities can become divas, and they're not always right, even if the media likes them!

  2. @v@ says – reply to this


    Some things just go wrong from the get go. I'd say money pit, but don't know the particulars. I do know that major home renos are a particular nightmare in and of themselves, so am just imagining that on a larger & grander scale. Shudders. Now
    Walk away. Walk away. Find a beach. Find a beer. Sigh and Smile behind them shades…