HOMEOWNERS SUE OVER NONDISCLOSURE
Neil and Kerry Glazer are seeking $15 million in damages, claiming they were never told that a convicted sex offender lived on the same street where they purchased their home in 1998. They said when they closed on their Stark Place home, the real estate broker and the seller did not disclose that William Osterer, a former state Assembly candidate, lived nearby and had admitted to sexual abusing two girls, ages 10 and 8. Osterer, 46, had been sentenced two months earlier to three years' probation. According to Newsday, Dean Holtzman, the Glazers' attorney, said the age-old advice of let the buyer beware should not include the responsibility of gathering information of child abuse cases. They were focused on the impending birth of their child and were unaware of the widely publicized case.