Eddie Van Halen sues building company for shoddy work

Rocker Eddie Van Halen is suing a building contractor over allegations of shoddy work at his Los Angeles home. The Van Halen star claims workers left a string of problems in their wake after they were hired to remodel his home in 2008.
In a lawsuit filed on Monday (30Sep13), Van Halen accuses them of causing damage to his roof, chimney, gutters and elevator shaft. The main issue, the suit claims, is a lack of waterproofing, which has caused mold damage throughout the house.
He claims he has paid out more than $1 million (£666,000) and now is seeking repayment, along with interest.