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Hanks' plea against home builder dismissed

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May 26, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

The Cast Away star and his wife Rita Wilson hired contractors at Storey Construction to build their Sun Valley villa in 2000, but took legal action against the firm after discovering faults in their work, including a leaky roof which nearly collapsed following the home's completion in 2002.

The two parties have been going back and forth through arbitration and tribunal hearings, and Hanks and Wilson took their case for $3 million (£1.88 million) in damages to officials at the Blaine County District Court in Idaho.

But members of the American Arbitration Association rejected their bid for compensation on Saturday (21May11).

The movie star couple was dealt a further blow after its was ordered to pay all legal costs for Storey Construction.

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