Couple suing TV show over “disastrous” home renovation speaks out – CBS

CBS NEWS – HGTV’s popular home renovation show, “Love It or List It” is being accused of failing to deliver on its promises.

A North Carolina couple turned to the show when they decided to fix up their home for future foster children. But now they’re taking the production company to court, claiming the renovation has fallen short, reports CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez.

The reality show bills itself as a “hit TV series” that appeals to homeowners in search of a new home to “better suit their needs.”

In each episode, a home is renovated and the owners get to decide if they love it and want to stay, or list it for sale.

It all builds up to a big reveal at the end of the show. Deena Murphy and Timothy Sullivan decided to “list” their home.

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The couples’ attorney claims the poor workmanship occurred because “Big Coat TV” was acting as a general contractor during the renovation, after taking his client’s money.

“For the homeowners here, this is a renovation project, and for Big Coat, it’s a TV show,” said attorney Jim White. “What we allege is that Big Coat hired contractors who did substandard work.”

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Jim White helps people and companies facing serious financial injury by bringing and defending lawsuits and representing debtors in bankruptcy. He has successfully taken on banks, large financial institutions and other corporations in “David v. Goliath” cases. You can reach him at 919-246-4676.