After purchasing an apartment complex in Texas from the original builder/developer, the plaintiff claimed that the property had a number of construction defects. The plaintiff sued the builder/developer as well as a number of other parties who were involved in the design and/or construction of the residence. After a significant amount of discovery, the defendants developed a strong statute of limitations defense. The case went to mediation with the threat of motions for summary judgment on the limitations issued from a number of defendants. Ultimately, the case settled at mediation following a mediator’s proposal. Defense costs totaled $350,000.
This is a claim scenario developed from a single claim or several claims and has been developed for illustrative purposes only.