Wooldridge v. Rowe

In Wooldridge v. Rowe, 477 So. 2d 296 (Ala. 1985) the plaintiffs sued the builder of their home for property damage resulting from a fire caused by a negligently constructed fireplace. Affirming the dismissal of the plaintiffs' claims, the Court reasoned that, because the plaintiffs were not in privity of contract with the builder, the doctrine of caveat emptor barred their recovery. 477 So. 2d at 298.