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Results: Homeowners' Associations

Below is a list of some of the cases the firm has handled, not a complete list, and is not a guaranty of future results.

Vera Townhomes Homeowners' Association v. Vera Townhomes
$1.5 million
In a construction defect case, Klein & Wilson represented a homeowners' association consisting of 48 condominium units. The developers and contractors denied there were construction defects and refused to pay anything. After conducting a "show-and-tell" presentation of the defects at the project and inviting all the defendants to destructive testing, the defendants recognized they would be found liable and paid Klein & Wilson's client approximately $1.5 million.

Brutocao v. The Hunt Club Community Association
Klein & Wilson's client was forced to sue his homeowners' association, which refused to allow him to build on plans it had previously approved. Klein & Wilson attempted to settle the case early through mediation, but the homeowners' association stubbornly refused to budge an inch. At trial, the court found in favor of Klein & Wilson's client and awarded not only substantial damages, but also the majority of the client's legal fees, finding that the quality of representation had been superior.

Vera Townhomes Homeowners' Association v. Chesley Construction, Inc.
A general contractor threatened to sue Klein & Wilson's client, a homeowners' association, for unpaid construction fees. Following Klein & Wilson's advice, the homeowners' association sued first. At the binding arbitration, the association argued not only had it paid the contractor in full, it had overpaid the contractor for its work. Before the arbitration, the association offered to settle the case for a "walk-away," with both sides surrendering their competing claims against each other. The contractor refused and insisted on pressing its cross-complaint. The case proceeded to arbitration. Using a multimedia presentation, Klein & Wilson convinced the arbitrator that the association was owed every penny it requested, and the arbitrator awarded the contractor nothing. The arbitrator later told the local bar association Klein & Wilson's multimedia presentation was the most effective trial presentation he had ever seen.

Vera Townhomes Homeowners' Association v. State Farm
(Confidential Settlement)

In conjunction with the construction defect case referenced above, Klein & Wilson filed a first party claim against State Farm Insurance. The claim was rejected, and Klein & Wilson filed an action for bad faith against the insurance company. Before any depositions were taken, State Farm settled by paying the association's entire claim. The settlement amount is confidential.

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Klein & Wilson

Klein & Wilson
326 Old Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Phone: 949-631-3300
Toll Free: 877-857-0073
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