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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.

Cantada Community Association $2,800,000.00
Developer: Confidential
This condominium project located in Tustin was plagued by window leaks and plumbing leaks.
Settlement/Judgment - $2,800,000.00
Duration - 18 months

Cantada Community Association $2,800,000.00
Developer: Confidential
This condominium project located in Tustin was plagued by window leaks and plumbing leaks.
Settlement/Judgment - $2,800,000.00
Duration - 18 months

Casa Marina Village Homeowners Association $1,000,000.00 (approx)
Developer(s): MKK/Casa Marina Townhomes
This 95 unit complex located in Oxnard had a significant amount of work performed, however was still plagued by balcony deck leaks. Although the evidence was complicated by the fact that reconstruction was previously performed, Dicks & Coglianese recovered funds sufficient to repair the ongoing problems.
Settlement - $1,000,000.00 (approx)
Duration - 24 months

Calibria Community Association $4,100,000.00
Developer(s): Confidential
This 243 unit condominium development built by two developers and located in Aliso Viejo, experienced a variety of construction defects, including improperly installed bath tubs and leaks at windows and roofs.
Settlement - $4,100,000.00
Duration - 14 months

Cantora Community Association $2,337,000.00
Developer: Confidential
This 163 unit complex located in Aliso Viejo, encountered water intrusion at roofs, windows and sliding glass doors. Despite facing statute of limitations defenses, Dicks & Coglianese was able to successfully resolve this case in just over one year.
Settlement/Judgment - $2,337,000.00
Duration - 14 months

Canyon Cove Park Homeowners Association $1,317,500.00
Developer: Deer Cove Village, LLP
This 76 unit complex located in Thousand Oaks, encountered water intrusion at roofs, windows and sliding glass doors. Despite facing statute of limitations defenses, Dicks & Coglianese was able to successfully resolve this case in just over one year.
Settlement/Judgment - $1,317,500.00
Duration - 24 months

Hidden Canyon Homeowners Association $957,500.00
Reconstruction General Contractor: New Dawn Builders
This 664 unit condominium complex project encountered defective reconstruction work at wall to roof lines, leading to extensive water intrusion into unit interiors.
Settlement/Judgment - $957,500.00
Duration - 24 months

Villa Gardens at Pomona Homeowners Association $522,500.00
Developer: Confidential
This 19 unit development located in Pomona experienced leaks and associated damage at roofs, windows and plumbing systems.
Settlement/Judgment - $522,500.00
Duration - 13 months

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