A Minnesota builder settled a lawsuit in which it was alleged that defective foundation construction was the cause of death of a 10-year-old girl and not the tornado itself.
I have no knowledge of the settlement details, but it seems that it would have been difficult to prove that the defective construction was the proximate cause of the injury during a tornado. Nevertheless, this lawsuit sends a warning signal to builders who are not in compliance with building codes dealing with wind damage in hurricane and tornado-prone areas.
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