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Verdicts & Settlements

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.

Willow Geln Serrano Homeowners Association $4,000,000.00
Developer: Warmington Homes/Mercury Savings
This 112-unit project located in Lake Forest experienced defects involving roofs, decks, windows, and fireplaces.
Settlement - $4,000,000.00

Daisy Villas Homeowners Association $1,709,500.00
Developer: ISCO Industries/Prime West, Inc.
This 60-unit project located in Huntington Park experienced defects involving roof leaks, window leaks, and severely deteriorated decks, among other items. Final resolution was obtained within 14 months of filing of the complaint.
Settlement - $1,709,500.00

Chandler Park Village Owners Association $5,014,000.00
Developer: E & E Development and Investment Corporation
This 216-unit condominium project located in Sherman Oaks, experienced defects involving roofs; windows; structural; plumbing/mechanical; civil/drainage; acoustical and electrical. This Association also endured damages inflicted by the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.
Settlement - $5,014,000.00

Belaflora Maintenance Corporation $7,757,500.00
Developer: Confidential
This 296-unit project located in Rancho Santa Margarita experienced numerous defects including roof, window and balcony deck leaks. Additional problems include deteriorating stair stringers and landings, among other items.
Settlement - $7,757,500.00
Duration - 14 months

Westpart Tiempo Community Association $6,850,000.00
Developer: Confidential
This 396-unit project located in Irvine experienced numerous defects including roof, window and balcony deck leaks. Additional problems included deteriorating stair stringers and landings, among other items.
Settlement - $6,850,000.00
Duration - 13 months

Village Niguel Terrace Ii Community Association $4,130,000.00
Developer: S&S Construction
This 243-unit complex located in Laguna Niguel experienced a variety of construction defects including roof, window and deck leaks, improper framing and improperly installed, deteriorating asphalt pavement.
Settlement - $4,130,000.00
Duration - 18 months

Mission Greens II Maintenance Association $2,350,000.00
Developer: Confidential
This 120-unit condominium project located in Rancho Santa Margarita experienced multiple defects including water intrusion, improperly installed plumbing systems, failed site draining, and cracked stucco and slabs.
Settlement - $2,350,000.00
Duration - 22 months

Seacliff Court Homeowners Association $2,710,000.00
Developer: Confidential
This 132-unit condominium project located in Aliso Viejo was plagued by water intrusion through roofs, windows and potshelves, as well as stained and cracked stucco.
Settlement - $2,710,000.00
Duration - 17 months

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What Our Clients Say
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Your firm was always optimistic and worked hard to back up its promise to resolve our litigation as expeditiously as possible. During the investigative process, your staff did an excellent job of managing the contractors selected to conduct the invasive testing of our homes.

- Marty J. Brandt – President, the Pueblos At Andersen Springs Association



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