The Art of Accomplishment Case Studies

Uphill Climb

When a general contractor excavated the toe of an unstable slope he set off a landslide that severely damaged uphill homes. We represented the homeowners in their negligence claims against the contractor, property owner, and engineers working on the project. After settling with all defendants but the contractor, we tried the case putting on and cross-examining expert geotechnical engineers, appraisers, contractors, and our clients. The case settled on very favorable terms when it became apparent there would be a judgment in excess of the contractor's policy limits.