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Representative Sampling of Recent Construction-Related * Mediations / Settlements and Parties

  • 4S Ranch (Newland), San Diego, CA
  • Aliante (Pulte), Las Vegas, NV
  • Anthem (Del Webb), Las Vegas, NV
  • Crosby Estates (Starwood), Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Eaglepoint (Sky Development), Salt Lake City, UT
  • Fairway View – Summerlin (Del Webb), Las Vegas, NV
  • Oak Creek (The Irvine Co.), Irvine, CA
  • Pinnacle Hills (Lennar), Phoenix, AZ
  • The Strand, Dana Point, CA
  • Sun City (Del Webb), Palm Desert, CA
  • 88 Master Association, San Jose, CA
  • 350 West Ash, San Diego, CA
  • Acqua Vista (Watt / K Hovnanian), San Diego, CA
  • Alicante (Intergulf), San Diego, CA
  • Aperture (CityMark), San Diego, CA
  • Cortez Blu (K Hovnanian), San Diego, CA
  • El Cortez (Janopaul Block), San Diego, CA
  • Grande North (Bosa Development), San Diego CA
  • Hayden Ferry Lakeside, Tempe, Arizona
  • Landmark (Crown/Carlyle), Phoenix, AZ
  • LaVita (Intergulf), San Diego, CA
  • Parkloft (Douglas Wilson Co.), San Diego, CA
  • Treo (Intergulf), San Diego, CA
  • The Mark (Douglas Wilson Co.), San Diego, CA
  • 35 Dolores, San Francisco, CA
  • 464 Prospect (McKellar Development), La Jolla, CA
  • Aloft at Cortez Hill (Oliver McMillan), San Diego, CA
  • Atria (Morgan Group), San Diego, CA
  • City Walk (The Olson Co.), San Diego, CA
  • DECA (Resmark), San Diego, CA
  • Fahrenheit (CityMark) San Diego, CA
  • La Boheme (Western Pacific), San Diego, CA
  • Laurel Bay (Simpson/Hammer), San Diego, CA
  • Library Court, Los Angeles, CA
  • Luna di Lusso at Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
  • M2i (CityMark) Montefaro (Centex), La Jolla, CA
  • Park Boulevard East & West (DRHorton), San Diego, CA
  • Porto Siena (Intracorp), San Diego, CA
  • Seahaus (Barratt-American), San Diego, CA
  • St Baristo, Palm Springs, CA
  • The Lido (Concordia), San Diego, CA
  • Trellis (Intracorp), San Diego, CA
  • Union Square (Western Pacific), San Diego, CA
  • Latitude 33, Marina del Rey, CA (Cal-Atlantic)
  • Highlands Village, San Diego, CA (Pardee)
  • Ball Park Village (Greystar)
  • Irvine Company Apartment Communities
  • Little Italy Mixed-Use Project (Fenton)
  • Sunroad Centrum, San Diego, CA
  • Alpine Unified School District: Joan MacQueen Middle School, Alpine, CA
  • Beaumont Unified School District, Beaumont CA
  • Biogas Treatment (BUDG) Facility, San Diego, CA
  • California Dept. of Transportation
  • City of Brawley
  • City of Carlsbad Joint First Responders Training Facility (Carlsbad, CA)
  • City of Chicago (Chicago One Fiber Initiative Project)
  • City of Coronado: Aquatics Center
  • City of El Cajon: El Cajon City Center Project (El Cajon, CA)
  • City of Imperial
  • City of Imperial Beach
  • City of Menefee (Bradley Fire Station)
  • City of National City: National City Aquatic Center
  • City of North Salt Lake
  • City of Oceanside
  • City of Poway (Espola Road Safety Improvement Project)
  • City of Riverside
  • City of San Diego: Carmel Mountain Ranch Roadway, Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge and the San Diego Public Library – Central Library Project
  • Escondido Union School District
  • Banning Unified School District
  • County of Imperial
  • County of San Diego
  • Grossmont Union High School District
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Mountain Home AFB Housing, Mountain Home, Idaho
  • Palomar Community College District
  • Palomar Energy Center/San Diego Gas & Electric
  • San Diego Community College District
  • San Diego Unified Port District
  • San Diego Unified School District – Proposition MM Bond Construction
  • San Vicente Dam Project: San Diego County Water Authority
  • SANDAG: Trolley Station Upgrades, San Diego, CA
  • San Diego State University
  • South Orange County Community College District  (Saddleback Sports Complex)
  • Southwestern Community College District
  • Sweetwater Union High School District, San Diego, CA
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of California Riverside
  • United States Navy: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA and Pacific Beacon BEQ Home Ashore Towers, 32nd Street Naval Base, San Diego, CA
  • Bishop’s School, La Jolla, CA
  • Judge Memorial Catholic High School, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Ocean Institute, Dana Point, CA
  • San Diego Revitalization / Price Charities
  • San Diego Zoo/Zoological Society of San Diego
  • Sharp Hospital of San Diego (Kearny Mesa & Grossmont)
  • Thomas Jefferson Law School, San Diego, CA
  • University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, San Francisco
  • GEICO Regional Call Center, Poway, CA
  • Novartis, San Diego, CA
  • RAND Corp., Santa Monica, CA
  • Sonos Headquarters, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Canyon Lakes Master Planned Community Road Restoration Project (42 miles)
  • City of San Diego/Carmel Valley Road Project
  • South Bay Tollroad, San Diego, CA
  • Big Horn, Palm Desert, CA (Example: Orin Smith, former President and CEO of Starbucks)
  • Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach, CA (Example: Lee Rocker, aka Leon Drucker, of The Stray Cats)
  • La Jolla, CA (Example: Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Livermore, CA (Example: Saritch Residence)
  • Los Angeles, CA (Example: Tyler Perry, Producer/ Director/Actor)
  • Malibu, CA (Example: Dick Clark Estate)
  • Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, CA
  • Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Allure, Las Vegas, NV
  • Arroyo Grande Inn, Pismo Beach CA
  • Aviara, Carlsbad, CA
  • Carmel Valley Residence Inn, San Diego, CA
  • Montage Beverly Hills, CA
  • Pendry, San Diego CA
  • Platinum Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, NV
  • Se Hotel, San Diego, CA
  • Terranea Resort, Palos Verdes, CA
  • Viejas Casino, San Diego, CA
  • Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA
  • Fish Market, San Diego, CA
  • Tilted Kilt, San Diego, CA
  • Barley Mash, San Diego, CA
  • Karl Strauss Brewing, Carlsbad, CA
  • Pacific Beach AleHouse, San Diego, CA
  • El Camino Christian Fellowship, Encinitas. CA
  • Skyline Church, La Mesa, CA
  • Temple Solel, Cardiff by the Sea, CA
  • Grossmont Hospital, San Diego
  • Sharp Hospital, San Diego
  • Mercy Medical Center Merced, CA
  • Mossy Toyota, Pacific Beach, CA
  • Stephen Wade Mazda, St. George, Utah
  • Approximately $100,000,000 in soils-related case settlements
  • Approximately $30,000,000 in professional office building CD settlements
  • Approximately $20,000,000 in industrial / distribution / warehouse CD settlements
  • Approximately $7,500,000 in mobile home park settlements
  • Approximately $25,000,000 in condo conversion settlements

Representative List of Parties

  • Beazer Homes USA
  • Brookfield Residential
  • CalAtlantic
  • Corky McMillan Companies
  • Davidson Communities
  • D.R. Horton
  • K. Hovnanian Homes
  • Intergulf
  • Intracorp
  • Intrawest
  • KB Home
  • Lennar Corp
  • McKeller Development Group
  • Meritage Homes
  • Oliver McMillan
  • Pardee Homes / Weyerhaeuser
  • PLC Land Co.
  • Pulte Group (including Centex Homes and Del Webb)
  • Richmond Homes
  • Shea Homes
  • Taylor Morrison
  • The Olson Company
  • Toll Brothers
  • Trans West Housing
  • TriPointe Homes
  • US Home Corp
  • Van Daele
  • William Lyon Homes
  • Woodside Homes
  • Del Webb
  • Lennar Corp.
  • Lowe Enterprises
  • Newland Communities
  • Starwood Capital Group
  • Sunrise Desert Partners
  • The Irvine Company
  • Arthur Ortiz
  • Bovis Lend Lease Inc.
  • BuildGroup
  • DPR Construction
  • Douglas E. Barnhart, Inc.
  • Erickson-Hall Construction Co.
  • Flatiron
  • Gilbane Building Co.
  • Hensel Phelps
  • Highland Partnership Inc.
  • JF Shea Co.
  • JR Filanc Construction Co.
  • Kitchell Corp.
  • Ledcor Group
  • Lusardi Construction
  • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • Morley
  • Obayashi Corporation
  • Perini Corporation
  • PCL Construction Services, Inc.
  • Roel Construction Co.
  • Rudolf & Sletten
  • Sahara Construction Inc.
  • Sundt Construction
  • Swinerton
  • TC Construction
  • The Weitz Co.
  • Turner
  • Webcor
  • Watkins/Landmark
  • White Construction Co.

* In addition to construction defect cases, Mr. Roberts also regularly mediates other construction-related disputes, including:

  • mechanics liens/stop notices,
  • retention/delay claims,
  • terminations for cause or convenience, and
  • surety/performance bond claims.

Representative Sampling of Recent General Liability Mediations / Settlements

  • Largest wrongful death construction accident case in Nevada history ($15,000,000)
  • Wrongful death case involving teenager in private care facility for substance abuse ($4,000,000)
  • Product class action involving 150,000 homeowners in Nevada ($47,000,000)
  • DeAnza Cove / City of San Diego insurance coverage litigation
  • Landlord-tenant class action involving major REIT and 3,000 tenants
  • Partnership Dissolutions and Fiduciary Duty Claims by professional corporations and business entities (settlements collectively over $25,000,000)
  • Wrongful Termination Claims including employees and minority shareholders (settlements collectively over $10,000,000)
  • Professional Malpractice ($40,000,000 settlement involving alleged mishandling of development of master-planned community)
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Legal Malpractice Claim (involving beneficiary and lawyers for trust allegedly mishandling a multi-state family-owned real estate holding company)
  • Real Estate Broker/Seller Disclosures cases ($5,000,000)
  • Settlement of a Product/Design Defect Claim including Business Interruption loss involving large turbines in a wind tunnel facility ($4,000,000)
  • MTS-Intermodal Border Transportation Center (Real Estate Dispute-retained and settled post-trial)
  • Settlement of a Contractual Dispute between a Bio-Diesel Manufacturer and its Main Supplier leading to a new, multi-year contract renewal and the end of litigation between them.
  • Settlement of a Catastrophic Injury Claim involving a product design claim by a worker operating a machine used in manufacturing (total permanent disability and long-term medical treatment). Multi-million dollar settlement was partially structured for the benefit of the plaintiff.
  • Numerous environmental law cases, including:
    • Federal Water Pollution Control Act / California Water Quality Control Act cases involving issues such as:
      • SWD’s
      • NSWD’s
      • California Toxics Rule
      • SWPPP
      • Industrial General Permits
      • NPDES Permits
      • DETX & RWQCD investigation and development of remediation plan
    • Multiple settlements in mold and air quality cases totaling over $20,000,000

Representative Insurers / TPA's

  • AIG
  • Allied World
  • Allstate
  • AmTrust North America
  • Arch
  • Argos Group
  • Axis
  • Catalina Holdings
  • Chubb/Ace
  • CNA
  • Crum & Forster/First Mercury
  • Everest
  • Fairfax (American Safety/Riverstone)
  • Farmers Ins. Group
  • Federated
  • Fireman’s Fund/
  • San Francisco ReInsurance
  • Great American Insurance Group
  • Hartford
  • Ironshore
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lloyds
  • Markel
  • Nationwide/Scottsdale
  • Navigators
  • One Beacon
  • Philadelphia Insurance/ Tokio Marine Group
  • QBE
  • RLI
  • RSUI/Landmark
  • State Farm
  • Swiss Re Group
  • Travelers
  • W.R. Berkley (Gemini, Admiral, Vela)
  • Zurich/Steadfast
  • Beazley
  • Hudson
  • Lloyds
  • XL Insurance/Catlin Insurance
  • Zurich
  • Fidelity National Title Group
  • Lawyers Title
  • Catlin
  • Carl Warren
  • Crawford
  • CRMI
  • Empirical
  • Gallagher Bassett
  • George Hills
  • Midlands
  • NARS
  • Nova Pro
  • REM
  • TRISTAR
  • York
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