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The Naumann Law Firm, PC Recovers $4,700,000.00 for Construction Defects at Laurel Bay Community Association

The Naumann Law Firm, PC announced today that it recovered $4,700,000.00 in damages on behalf of the Laurel Bay Community Association in a construction defect lawsuit.

The firm filed the lawsuit in the San Diego County Superior Court, Case No. 37-2013-00063690, on August 21, 2013 on behalf of the Laurel Bay Community Association (“Association”) against the developer/converter, Hammer Development, LLC and Hammer Laurel Condominiums, LLC. The lawsuit also named the initial developer and original contractor entities, Simpson Laurel Bay LP, SHLP Laurel Bay LLC, and GWC Contractors, LP. The project was originally constructed in 2004 for the purpose to serve as a residential apartment complex but was subsequently converted to condominiums a year later in 2005.

The Association first identified potential construction issues when it noticed water intrusion into its multi-level subterranean parking garage. The water leaks at the below-ground garage occurred at wall cracks and at floor-to-wall intersections. The firm’s investigation included an in depth mapping of water leaks which revealed active leaks at every garage level. Upon further investigation and testing, the firm discovered that the cause of the leaks was due, in part, to failed waterproofing at podium level planters. The firm’s ability to correlate the location of the garage leaks with the location of the planters led to a successful settlement in the case.

Handling attorneys William H. Naumann and Loren K. Shiu along with co-counsel, David M. Peters, argued that the developer/converter was responsible, among other things, for the defective planters, water intrusion issues in the subterranean garage, and the resulting damage stemming from all the construction deficiencies. As a result of the firm’s construction defect investigation, the Association asserted that the developer and other responsible defendants were liable to the Association under the theory of Strict Liability, Negligence and Breach of Implied Warranty.  Following multiple inspections, mediations and depositions, the firm successfully obtained a settlement for the Association in the amount of $4,700,000.

Elaine Gower (858) 792-7474 (Media)
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February 14, 2017 - Press Releases

The Naumann Law Firm, PC and JCL Law Firm, APC Recover $3,099,000 for Construction Defects at Otay Ranch Owners Association, a Commercial Condominium Association

The Naumann Law Firm and JCL Law Firm announced today that it has recovered $3,099,000 in damages for a construction defect lawsuit against the developers, contractors, subcontractors and sellers of the Otay Crossing Business Park.

The firm filed the lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court, Case No. 37-2012-00087560 on behalf of the Otay Crossing Owners Association (“Association”) against the developer, contractors/subcontractors/builder/general contractor, seller, design engineers and subcontractors, which participated in the development, repairing, servicing, marketing and selling of 16 commercial condominiums at the Otay Project.

The entire Project is comprised of eight (8) concrete tilt-up commercial/light industrial warehouses with attached office space. The Buildings contain sixteen (16) commercial/light industrial office condominiums. The plaintiff business owners contended that their newly purchased warehouses were damaged, in part, because of highly expansive soils exacerbated by defectively designed and/or constructed site drainage systems. Severe damage to the buildings was being caused by water infiltrating into the expansive soil, primarily through the planters, causing it to expand. The water infiltration was being caused by poor drainage on the property. As a result, plaintiffs would be required to incur significant costs to repair the damage.

The seller marketed and sold the properties as “new” without disclosing material facts regarding the Project’s expansive soil condition and resulting damage. The design engineers did not follow their own recommendation, which caused a chain reaction of the defects and damage to the interior and exterior of the buildings.

Mr. Naumann and Mr. Lapuyade argued that the defendants defectively designed the drainage system, causing the water infiltration to occur and cause severe damage to the buildings. Also, Mr. Naumann and Mr. Lapuyade proved that the seller sold the buildings without disclosing a key fact that the soil surrounding the building was expansive. As a result, Mr. Naumann and Mr. Lapuyade asserted that the builder/general contractor, seller, design engineers and subcontractors, were all liable to the plaintiffs business owners under the theory of strict product liability. Shortly before the start of trial, and following multiple mediations and depositions, Mr. Naumann and Mr. Lapuyade successfully obtained a settlement for their clients in the amount of $3,099,000.00.

William H. Naumann, of The Naumann Law Firm and Jean Claude Lapuyade, of JCL Law Firm were the handling attorneys.

Elaine Gower (858) 792-7474 (Media)
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November 7, 2016 - Press Releases

The Naumann Law Firm, PC Recovers $1,607,500 for Construction Defects at Anchorage Lane Homeowners Association

The Naumann Law Firm, PC announced today that it recovered $1,607,500.00 in damages on behalf of the Anchorage Lane Homeowners Association in a construction defect lawsuit.

The firm filed the lawsuit on November 4, 2014 in San Diego County Superior Court, Case No. 37-2014-00037570 on behalf of the Anchorage Homeowners Association (“Association”) against the developer, ANCHORAGE LANE II, LLC, and other responsible contractors/subcontractors.

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September 29, 2016 - Press Releases

Over $4,000,000.00 Recovered for Construction Defects

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The following is being issued by The Naumann Law Firm, PC and JCL Law Firm, APC.

The Naumann Law Firm, PC and JCL Law Firm, APC announced today that they have recovered in excess of $4,000,000.00 in damages for a number of Single Family Homeowners and Homeowner Associations relating to construction defects at their properties.

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August 31, 2016 - Press Releases

The Naumann Law Firm, PC and JCL Law Firm, APC recover $3,920,500 for Construction Defects

SAN DIEGO, January 23, 2015/PRNewswire/ — The following is being issued by The Naumann Law Firm, PC and JCL Law Firm, APC.

The Naumann Law Firm and JCL Law Firm announced today that it recovered $3,920,500.00 in damages for a construction defect lawsuit against a National Homebuilder for construction defects to 186 single-family homes in the Palm Springs area.

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January 23, 2015 - Press Releases

Parada Ornelas joins the Naumann Law Firm

We are pleased to announce that as of May 5, 2014 Parada Ornelas has joined the Naumann Law Firm, PC as Associate Attorney. Ms. Ornelas specializes in construction defect and civil litigation. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice before all courts in the State of California.

Prior to joining The Naumann Law Firm, Ms. Ornelas worked at a firm in San Diego representing institutional lenders in complex bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters. She is a member of Lawyers Club of San Diego and is currently serving as the Secretary of the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego.
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June 11, 2014 - Press Releases

Cottage Lanes At Windingwalk Association Recovers $2,000,000.00 for Construction Defects

SAN DIEGO, March 7, 2013/PRNewswire/ — The following is being issued by The Naumann Law Firm, PC.

Cottage Lane At Windingwalk Association announced today that it has recovered $2,000,000.00 for a construction defect lawsuit against Otay MF1 LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, Brookfield San Diego Builders Inc., a California corporation, Brookfield Homes San Diego, Inc., a California corporation d.b.a. Brookfield Homes.

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March 7, 2013 - Press Releases

Latitude Owners Association Recovers $2,395,000.00 for Construction Defects

San Diego, CA June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The following is being issued by The Naumann Law Firm, PC.

The Latitude Owners Association announced today that it has recovered $2,395,000.00 for a construction defect lawsuit against CS-Crossroads, LLC; CS-1 Management, Inc.; WK Development, Inc.; Davlyn Investments, Inc., dba Davlyn Property Management and Jon Williams.
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June 3, 2012 - Press Releases