Brad Pitt sued by New Orleans residents who say Make It Right sold them ‘defective’ homes

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(9/7/18) Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation was sued on Friday by two residents of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans who charged that Pitt’s charity sold them “defectively and improperly constructed homes,” according to the lawsuit.

The proposed class-action lawsuit, filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, accuses Make It Right, formed by Pitt in 2007 to help Lower Ninth Ward residents return home after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, of unfair trade practices, breach of contract and fraud.

According to the complaint, Make It Right had identified a number of issues related to the building materials and the homes’ design which required significant repair, but the organization never alerted homeowners. This “fraudulently deprived homeowners of their right to pursue legal actions under Louisiana’s New Home Warranty Act,” the lawsuit alleges.

A representative for Pitt did not immediately comment. Make It Right did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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