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tjpeople
May 26, 2007, 12:53 PM
<img src="http://www.malcolminthemiddle.co.uk/images/reese.jpg" title="Justin Berfield (Reese)" alt="Justin Berfield (Reese)" align="left" height="220" hspace="5" vspace="5" width="158" />After various successful property deals <a href="http://malcolminthemiddle.co.uk/?cat=3">Justin Berfield (Reese)</a> has come into some problems. He is suing Shell Burton Construction over what he says was faulty work the company did on his Studio City home. When he went to sell the house, he learned it was infested with mold as a result of indoor planters Shell Burton had installed.

Unconfirmed sources say Berfield was treated by doctors for respiratory problems he suffered while living in the home.

Source: <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2007/04/11/malcolm-star-sues-over-moldy-home/">TMZ.com</a>

<blockquote>Justin Berfield, best known for playing Reese on "Malcolm in the Middle," is suing Shell Burton Construction over what he says was faulty work the company did on his Studio City home.

In a <strong>lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court<a href="http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_documents/0411_berfield_complaint_4.pdf" target="_blank"> </a></strong>last October, Berfield alleges that when he went to sell the house, he learned it was infested with mold as a result of indoor planters Shell Burton had installed, and a shoddy remodel Berfield had commissioned from the contractor. Though not alleged in the suit, a source close to the case tells TMZ that Berfield says he was treated by doctors for respiratory problems he suffered while living in the home.

The home itself has a famous ownership history. Shell Burton Construction purchased it from actor George Clooney and then later sold it to "My Name is Earl" actress Jamie Pressly, before Berfield purchased it in 2004.

Berfield is suing for negligence, breach of warranty and breach of contract, and is asking for damages in excess of $1 million.

Shell Burton had no comment.</blockquote>
Source: <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2007/04/11/malcolm-star-sues-over-moldy-home/">TMZ.com</a>

AlexTheMartian
May 26, 2007, 03:16 PM
I read this somewhere, but it did not have any details, just said he is suing because of problems at the house.

Hope it all woks out well for Justin. Which I think it will from what I read.

Ah breathing problems, sounds like my bedroom, with has a 60 gallon fish tank next to my bed (which don't get me wrong, was my own idea). I do not live there since I am in college, but when I come home I sleep in the living room. It really is ok, I put tons of padding and cushion under me, feels like I am sleeping on a cloud, lol.

yardgames
May 27, 2007, 01:45 PM
Wow, I can't believe it took him three years to figure out there's mold in his house! You know, that's a little gross.

Kratos
May 27, 2007, 04:54 PM
That's very true! Yardgames! :laugh: I would have thought Justin would have had a cleaner or something though... so either s/he wasnt doing their job right with the cleaning, or Justin is kinda lazy when it comes to keeping things tidy. :w00t: