Attorney Jean-Claude Lapuyade

Poorly Compacted Soil

Development: Toll Brothers at PGA WEST Fairways
Client: PGA WEST Fairways Homeowners Association
Developer: Toll Brothers, Inc.
Location: Indio, California
Trial Verdict: $319,557.01
Year: 2011

The PGA WEST Fairways Homeowners Association sued Toll Brothers, Inc. for construction defects after a residential street in the community failed as a result of soil movement. Prior to trial, Toll Brothers, Inc. offered $40,000.00. At trial, Mr. Lapuyade discredited the leading defense expert on cross-examination by showing the expert fabricated an essential document which helped form the basis of the expert’s opinion.

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