Candidate seeks to file brief in crumbling foundations case

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In this April 11, 2017 photo, numerous cracks run through a basement wall of Tim Heim’s home in Willington, Conn. Home foundations in a part of the state are failing because of the presence of the mineral pyrrhotite in the concrete, and a growing number of homeowners are seeking financial relief from their town. (AP […]

A Democratic candidate for state Attorney General is seeking permission to become involved in a court case involving eastern Connecticut homeowners whose foundations are crumbling.

Wethersfield state Sen. Paul Doyle filed a piled a petition Thursday in state Supreme court seeking “friend of the court” status in the case. He hopes to eventually file a brief arguing insurance companies should cover the cost of repairing and replacing the concrete foundations, failing due to an iron sulfide.

Related Content: U.S. Senate passes 2 amendments related to crumbling foundations

Doyle is one three Democratic attorney general primary candidates.

It’s the latest development in the crumbling foundations saga.

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who is seeking re-election, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats, on Thursday hailed passage of two Senate amendments aimed at helping the homeowners. Both direct two federal offices to assess the problem.

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