News & Results Posts Tagged ‘Arbitration’

Successful Defense of Homeowners That Were Sued for Non-disclosure

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Ward & Hagen’s clients were sued for non-disclosure of construction defects after the sale of their home.  Without admitting any liability and in the interests of settling the case, our client offered $22,500 to the Plaintiff.  The offer was refused and Ward & Hagen successfully moved the case from the courtroom to arbitration.  Before the arbitration could occur, Plaintiff’s counsel filed a succession of appeals.  After finishing the appeals, Ward & Hagen still won the arbitration, our client owed $0 to Plaintiffs, and we received an award of over $325,000 in attorney fees from the Plaintiff.

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Posted in Consumer and Class Action, Real Estate |

Insurance Company Is Forced to Pay the Cost to Rebuild Hotel

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Attorneys at Ward & Hagen represented the owners of a new hotel in the Hesperia area that burned during the late stages of construction. The insurer delayed making any payments for approximately 10 months and then only offered an amount which was less than the full reconstruction costs and damages incurred by the insured/owner. Litigation was commenced to make the owners whole by obtaining the full measure of policy benefits to reconstruct the hotel and consequential bad-faith damages for lost business income.

Ward & Hagen were successful in obtaining a substantial seven-figure payment from the insurer within a short period after being retained and thereafter argued the case through the policy’s appraisal process and obtained an award of over $760,000. Finally, Ward & Hagen also obtained additional settlement payments from the carrier through a confidential settlement of the bad faith claim reached after mediation conducted before Justice Howard Wiener (Ret.).

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Posted in Insurance |

Attorneys win arbitration award of over $500,000 for six Carlsbad homeowners

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Attorneys at Ward & Hagen represented the owners of six homes within the Rancho Carrillo development of La Costa, California. Built by Pacific Crest Communities, Inc. the homes were experiencing construction defects including leaking windows, doors, and plumbing systems; extensive stucco cracking; and lack of french drains in the rear yard retaining walls, as required per city code. The court compelled arbitration based on a clause in the contract and the case was presented before Judge Robert May (Ret.). Plaintiffs received a final award of $506,223.88, which included a partial settlement of peripheral issues. The awards to Plaintiffs were in excess of 998 offers that had been made, and as a result, Plaintiffs also recovered their costs.

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Posted in Construction Defects |