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HGTV Stars Who Were Sued After A Renovation
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Anna and James Morissey were sold a $1.36 million home in Illinois on "Windy City Rehab" in 2019. After filming, the Morisseys filed a suit against hosts Alison Victoria Gramenos and Donovan Eckhardt for fraud, claiming the home suffered leaks and had issues with the front door, garage, and a crumbling exterior masonry.
Flip or Flop
On "Flip or Flop," Tarek and Christina El Moussa (now Christina Hall) bought homes and renovated them, hoping to flip them for a profit with the help of a team. In 2017, a former employee sued for unpaid wages and breach of contract, claiming he was hired to scout for homes but was never compensated.
Not Fabulous
In 2018, Dana and Tyler Craddock had their home renovated on "Fixer to Fabulous" by hosts Dave and Jenny Marrs, but the show hadn't obtained the proper Arkansas licenses or construction permits. Several unauthorized changes made and the home wasn't up to code, so they filed suit requesting $75,000 in compensation.
Robert and Peng Avery paid $211,000 to have the "Kitchen Cousins," John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino, renovate their home, but due to delays, unjust charges, and false claims of passed inspections, they sued for fraud, breach of contract, and negligence. They were awarded $857,894, and the hosts filed for bankruptcy. 
Fraud Again
The Ward family invested $3 million in Alobanward LLC to fund seven "Windy City Rehab" renovations by Alison Victoria Gramenos and Donovan Eckhardt. They sued for fraud after seeing the hosts' ineptitude, citing that many of the properties had serious construction issues, needing thousands of dollars in repairs.