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The construction boom in the Southwest has led to a rise in the use of untrained and unskilled labor… leading to shoddy workmanship, code violations and poor building practices… who's responsible?

Your builder is responsible for the cost to remedy defects from construction of your home, condo, or office condo.

For over twenty five years, DCS has been providing experienced, reliable and committed legal resources to homeowners and homeowner associations in construction defect litigation. A review of our Verdicts and Settlements below highlights recent successes for homeowners and their associations.

Westbank Estates, Gilbert, AZ $760,000.00
Developer: Confidential
79 Single Family Homes (certified class action)
This matter was certified as a class action in December 2004. The homes in this community had water intrusion at the roofs and windows, as well as problems with their foundations and slabs resulting in problems with the drywall and stucco systems.
Settlement/Judgment - $760,000.00
Duration - 36 months

Horizons on Camelback III, Phoenix, AZ $2,275,000.00
Developer: Confidential
345 Single Family Homes (certified class action)
This matter was certified as a class action in April 2004. The homes in this community suffered from damage to their foundations and slab systems. They also had defects in the drywall and stucco design resulting from inadequate grading and drainage.
Settlement/Judgment - $2,275,000.00
Duration - 36 months

El Dorado at the Highlands, Gilbert, AZ $2,600,000.00
Developer: Confidential
261 Single Family Homes (certified class action)
This matter was certified as a class action in May 2004. The homes in this community suffered from damage to their foundations and slab systems and also had serious cracking in their drywall and stucco systems due to water intrusion through the roofs and windows.
Settlement/Judgment - $2,600,000.00
Duration - 28 months

Ashley Park, Gilbert, AZ $2,725,000.00
Developer: Confidential
589 Single Family Homes (certified class action)
This matter was certified as a class action in August 2005. The homes in this community suffered from damage to their foundation and slab systems that caused cracking in the slabs and interior drywall.
Settlement/Judgment - $2,725,000.00
Duration - 22 months

Gilbert Ranch, Gilbert, AZ $1,938,000.00
Developer: Confidential
195 Single Family Homes
The homes in this community suffered from damage to their foundations and slab systems and also had serious cracking in their drywall and stucco systems.
Settlement/Judgment - $1,938,000.00
Duration - 38 months

Piedras Homeowners Association, Sedona, AZ $3,500,000.00
Developer: Cachet-Sedona, LLC
100 Unit Condominium Project
The homes in this community experienced roof, stucco, deck, and structural issues.
Settlement/Judgment - $3,500,000.00
Duration - 11 months

Bella Vista Homeowners Association, Scottsdale, AZ $7,273,500.00
Developer: Statesman/Bella Vista Development
399 Unit Condominium Project
The homes in this community experienced roof, stucco, deck, and structural issues.
Settlement/Judgment - $7,273,500.00
Duration - 17 months

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What Our Clients Say
"We are truly grateful"
Thank you all for achieving an awesome settlement for Costa Brava! We are truly grateful.

- Maureen Crawley – Costa Brava Homeowners Association

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