Lennar On Lawsuits: Our Homes Are Sound

Stung by post-Hurricane Andrew criticism that its homes were poorly constructed, Lennar has struck back. On Oct. 20, the company announced that its own study shows that Lennar-built homes fared no worse--and in some cases better--than homes in nearby communities. "We have not found one instance where construction defects have led to damage in any of our homes," says Chairman Leonard Miller.

Florida's largest homebuilder faces two lawsuits alleging construction defects. One was filed in May, 1991, the other in early September. "It appears to me they had the inspections done by the same people they had prior to the hurricane," says Louis Robles, one of the attorneys who filed suit.