Anyone ever sued a seller for failure to disclose material defects? I recently discovered that a corner of our home has settled, creating stairstep cracks in the mortar joints in the brick. Upon examination, it is obvious that previous settling had occurred, and that the same joints were simply re-mortared, leaving the mortar gaps much wider than the other surrounding joints (about 1 inch, versus 1/4 inch). Further evidence of a previous patch job is shown by the fact that the mortar in the cracked joint is a different color/shade than the rest of the house, and that it was applied somewhat sloppily. There is a finished basement, but I have not yet removed any sheetrock in search of foundation cracking, which I am certain exists below the exterior cracks. I've researched and am aware the repair proce$$, but would like to hear your experiences if you've ever been in this situation. FYI, we've owned the home for two years. The house is 40 years old, and the previous owners were there for 30 years. I have an appointment with a structural engineer, and have a couple of foundation repair companies on stand-by. I have also had an initial consultation with a real estate attorney. Thank you!