Staff Sgt. Matthew Charvat, his wife Leigh Charvat and their two children filed a lawsuit in January 2018 alleging negligence, emotional distress, wrongful eviction and breach of their rental agreement against Lincoln Military Housing and San Diego Family Housing. LEIGH CHARVAT/FACEBOOK
Staff Sgt. Matthew Charvat, his wife Leigh Charvat and their two children filed a lawsuit in January 2018 alleging negligence, emotional distress, wrongful eviction and breach of their rental agreement against Lincoln Military Housing and San Diego Family Housing. LEIGH CHARVAT/FACEBOOK

Marine Corps family sues over mold problems in military housing, jury awards them $2 million

by Rose L. Thayer
Stars and Stripes

A Marine Corps family that sued a management company over health problems that they claimed were caused by mold in their military housing unit was awarded $2 million by a San Diego jury, the family’s attorney confirmed Wednesday.

Staff Sgt. Matthew Charvat, his wife Leigh Charvat and their two children filed the lawsuit in January 2018 alleging negligence, emotional distress, wrongful eviction and breach of their rental agreement against Lincoln Military Housing and San Diego Family Housing. Charvat, then working at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, filed the initial complaint in San Diego County, which outlined conditions in the home that included mold in the air vents, crumbling drywall, a “horrible, musty odor throughout” the house and a damaged roof.

In Lincoln Military Housing’s response, the company said they responded accordingly to the Charvat’s maintenance requests and the mold was not found to the degree alleged by the family in the lawsuit.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.598486

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