Deck company, after building faulty deck, states their warranty is already up because it started the day the contract was signed, not the date the construction began or ended.

An Eastern Missouri family wanted a deck built on the back of their house. They contracted with a company to build it. The deck had a 1-year warranty which, per the buried fine print, started to run when the contract was signed, not when the deck was built. It was several months before the deck was started and even longer before it was completed. An inspection of the deck revealed that it was built incorrectly and the seller refused to fix it under warranty.

The Family hired a Missouri Consumer Attorney to file a case under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

Under SB 5 this case would not be possible and similar families would have no recourse.