20 July 2012

Inadequate Common Area Drainage

Development: Confidential

Client: Homeowners Association

Developer: Confidential

Location: Palm Springs, California

Settlement: $700,000.00

Year: 2012

This action included claims for allegedly defective construction of certain common area improvements owned and maintained by a single-family home, homeowners association. As co-counsel, Mr. Lapuyade negotiated this settlement with the project developer and various subcontractors five months prior to the start of trial. This action involved very complicated insurance issues, including a partial Owner Controlled Insurance Program, also known as an OCIP-WRAP program.