OBTAINED SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF SUBCONTRACTOR INSURER ENFORCING $50,000 SUBLIMIT ON $1,000,000 CGL POLICY: Obtained settlement for insurer in accord with $50,000 sublimit set forth in “condominium scheduling endorsement” on multi-million dollar construction defect case regarding condominium development in Newport Beach, California.
OBTAINED DEFENSE VERDICT FOR SURETY IN MILLION DOLLAR PAYMENT BOND CASE: Obtained defense verdict for surety in a million dollar payment bond case from Judge Christopher Warren in the San Bernardino Superior Court.
SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTED NUMEROUS CONTRACTORS IN NEGOTIATION AND STRUCTURING OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS: Successfully represented numerous contractors in the (a) negotiation and structuring of contracts; (b) defense and prosecution of construction claims involving changes/extra work, delay, defective plans and specifications, differing site conditions, disruption/acceleration, and suspension of work; and (c) enforcement of mechanics’ liens.
OBTAINED LARGE SETTLEMENT FOR HOMEOWNER IN CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CASE: On behalf of the owner of a ranch property in Lake Elsinore, California, obtained a substantial settlement addressing construction defects (e.g., building envelope; roof; structure; foundation) and failure to disclose claims.
OBTAINED A $500,000 SETTLEMENT IN FAVOR OF A HOMEOWNER: Negotiated a $500,000 settlement in favor of a homeowner against a national developer involving geological issues with the property.
OBTAINED JUDGMENT FOR SURETY IN EXCESS OF $900,000: Obtained a judgment in favor of surety on an indemnification action in excess of $900,000. Subsequently pursued enforcement of the judgment and obtained full recovery against indemnitors, including a portion from an indemnitor’s bankruptcy proceeding.
DISMISSALS OF BOND CLAIMS: Obtained dismissals of several license bond claims, for a waiver of costs, while keeping surety’s attorneys’ fees below $2,000.