Real Estate Agent Who Sold “Snake Infested” Home Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

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Real Estate Agent Who Sold “Snake Infested” Home Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

Do you remember the couple who purchased a home in Annapolis, MD only to find more than 12 snakes living in it and later filed a $2 million lawsu

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Do you remember the couple who purchased a home in Annapolis, MD only to find more than 12 snakes living in it and later filed a $2 million lawsuit against the real estate agent who sold them the home? Well, the agent who sold them the home has filed a lawsuit of her own in hopes of dismissing the case against her. 


Maryland Couple Sues over “Snake Infested” House


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Barbara Van Horn, the agent who sold the home to Jody and Jeffrey Brooks for $410,000 and her attorney say that the family doesn’t have a right to sue, as the sales contract that the Brooks’ signed  has a clause in it that requires certain processes be followed in the event a dispute arises. Specifically, the sales contract states that:

“Neither party shall commence any action in any court regarding a dispute or claim … without first mediating the dispute or claim.” 

It will be interesting how this case plays out, in or out of court.