No Respite For Brad Pitt, Judges Refuse To Remove His Name From The Lawsuit Over Hurricane Katrina Victims' Defective Homes

Brad Pitt and Make It Right Foundation built a few houses in New Orleans for those in need. Now, post the Hurricane Katrina, the residents filed a lawsuit against the actor and the organisation accusing them of building defective homes

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No Respite For Brad Pitt, Judges Refuse To Remove His Name From The Lawsuit Over Hurricane Katrina Victims' Defective Homes
Ad Astra actor Brad Pitt is finding it difficult to get off a lawsuit filed against him in 2018. Residents of houses built by Make It Right foundation found themselves in trouble when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. They filed a lawsuit against the actor and the foundation in 2018 stating that they built defective homes. Later, the actor's lawyers filed a plea to get his named removed from the lawsuit. However, that's not happening. Recent reports suggest that the Judge has rejected the plea of Brad Pitt and that he can be sued in this case.

As per a report in  Times-Picayune, Civil District Court Judge Rachael Johnson ruled out that Brad Pitt will remain a defendant in this lawsuit filed by the homeowners who state that their houses are deteriorating at a rapid pace. Brad Pitt's lawyer had argued that the star is not personally involved in this process and that he 'does not owe a duty to third parties', as reported by The Blast. His lawyer stated that the executive architect should be held responsible in this case. His attorney had also claimed that house owners did not provide any documents to 'support a conclusion that Mr. Pitt owed some personal duty to plaintiffs.'



Post the lawsuit was filed, The Make It Right foundation had issued a statement to PEOPLE. An excerpt read, "has filed a lawsuit against its former executive architect, John Williams, and his firm for monetary damages to remediate and repair affected homes in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, arising from his engagement with the Foundation. Make It Right continues to work proactively with homeowners in the Lower 9th Ward, and we will make no further comment on the case at this time."


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