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02.22.10

Court Denies Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA) Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed by Pulte Homes of St. Louis (formerly The Jones Company Homes, LLC)

ST. LOUIS, Feb 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pulte Homes of St. Louis (formerly The Jones Company Homes, LLC) announced today that The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has denied a motion filed by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA) to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Company against the Union.

Filed on December 1, 2009, the Company's lawsuit alleges that LiUNA and its agents violated federal and state law when the Union barged into a private employee meeting held by the Company and orchestrated an attack against employees attending the meeting. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that LiUNA's conduct at the meeting included assaulting employees, destruction of property and other unlawful activities.

The Company alleges that LiUNA's conduct was for an illegal purpose under federal labor law and also violated state law. A full copy of the complaint can be found here.

In the ruling, the Court held that the allegations made by Pulte Homes of St. Louis are sufficient to raise a right to relief under federal labor law.

About Pulte Homes

Pulte Homes (NYSE: PHM) is one of America's largest home building companies with operations in 69 markets, 29 states and the District of Columbia. In 2009, Pulte Homes brands received more top rankings than any other homebuilder in the annual J.D. Power and Associates 2009 New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Studysm. Pulte Mortgage LLC is a nationwide lender offering Pulte customers a variety of loan products and superior service.

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SOURCE: Pulte Homes

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