New Home Construction Defects:
Served as a court-appointed Special Master in this contentious case involving the construction of a new home in Placer County. Plaintiffs alleged significant structural and cosmetic defects. Resolution of the case was made extremely difficult due to the multiple issues and subcontractors and the fact that the general contractor had a “burning limits” policy. I submitted numerous case management orders to the court and eventually successfully mediated the case.
Custom Build – Cosmetic/Structural Issues:
Served as Special Master under California Rules of Court, Rule 3.750 in this case involving a dispute between homeowners and a general contractor retained to build a home for approximately $1 million. Plaintiffs alleged there were numerous defects in the means and methods of construction, including cosmetic and structural problems that required $600,000 to $800,000 to repair and complete the project. The general contractor filed a cross-complaint against most of the subcontractors and sought damages from the homeowners for completed phases of the construction.
Catastrophic Construction Failure:
Served as the special master and mediator in this case arising out of the catastrophic failure of all siding on the new Placer County jail facility in Auburn. The jail was constructed at a cost of $11 million, and the County’s estimates for repairing the siding (which had separated from the building) was approximately $2 million. The case was ultimately resolved.