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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.

28th Street Marina Homeowners Association $1,675,000.00
Developer: Newcomb/Anden Development
This 35-unit project located in Newport Beach experienced water intrusion problems to the decks, windows and parking garage.
Settlement - $1,675,000.00
Duration - 15 months

Las Brisas Del Rey Homeowners Association $2,300,000.00
Developer: Warmington Homes
This 117-unit project located in Oxnard experienced water intrusion problems to the windows, roofs and decks. Dicks & Coglianese stepped in and secured a settlement of nearly five times that offered by the Developer after a one-year Calderon process.
Settlement - $2,300,000.00
Duration - 14 months

Horizons Community Association $2,556,500.00
Developer: Confidential
This 125-unit project located in Anaheim experienced water intrusion problems to the windows, roofs and decks. Dicks & Coglianese stepped in and replaced Horizon's original counsel and achieved this result within approximately fifteen months.
Settlement - $2,556,500.00
Duration - 15 months

Greystone Homeowners Association $2,100,000.00
Developer: Bramalea California, Inc.
This 149-unit townhome project in Mission Viejo faced problems which included leaks at roofs, windows and decks. Numerous difficulties/impediments existed in prosecuting this claim, including a bankrupt developer and a complete lack of project records, making identification of all of the involved subcontractors impossible. These factors made the success achieved on behalf of the association that much more remarkable.
Settlement - $2,100,000.00
Duration - 36 months

Windrose Pointe Homeowners Association $543,750.00
Developer: Wilma Pacific
This 67-unit condominium development experienced water intrusion through roofs, windows and chimneys. Numerous obstacles to the claim existed, including a long-since bankrupt developer, statute of limitations problems, and past partial settlements. Nonetheless, Dicks & Coglianese was able to obtain this substantial recovery for the association.
Settlement - $543,750.00
Duration - 18 months

Heritage Place Community Association $1,150,000.00
Developer: Kaufman and Broad
This 74-unit Anaheim association suffered from a variety of construction defects including water intrusion problems with the roofs and windows and concrete driveway failures.
Settlement - $1,150,000.00
Duration - 16 months

Serabrisa Maintenance Corporation ( subject to confidentiality clause ) $2,900,000.00
Developer: Confidential
This 200-unit condominium project which is located in Rancho Santa Margarita experienced significant water intrusion at the decks, windows and roofs. Additional problems included, stained and spalled stucco, along with structural and mechanical issues. Dicks & Coglianese was able to achieve a substantial recovery for the majority of plaintiff's claimed damages in an extraordinarily short time frame.
Partial Settlement - $2,900,000.00
Duration - 8 months

The Villas at Aliso Viejo $3,139,500.00
Developer: Confidential
This 181-unit project located in Aliso Viejo experienced a variety of construction defects including, roofing problems, decks and windows. Dicks & Coglianese was able to achieve a substantial recovery for the majority of plaintiff's claimed damages in an extraordinarily short time frame.
Partial Settlement - $3,139,500.00
Duration - 9 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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