Montara Owners Association v. La Noue Development v. Advanced Construction
Multnomah County Circuit Court Case No. 0512-13487 & 06132-13628

Plaintiff Montara Owners Association filed an action against La Noue Development alleging that defects in the construction of nine townhome buildings located in Portland, Oregon had resulted in water-intrusion damage and seeking $7 to $9 million in damages.  In turn, La Noue Development filed claims against subcontractors involved in the construction of the townhomes, including our client Advanced Construction, who installed siding on four of the buildings.  Prior to trial, La Noue Development settled with Plaintiff for $5.5 million and then settled with most of the subcontractors.  Due to significant differences in the valuation of La Noue Development’s claims against Advanced Construction, we proceeded to trial on the claims.  While La Noue Development sought $1.9 million in damages from Advanced Construction at trial, after we successfully defended our client in a five-week trial, the jury awarded La Noue Development only $43,000 in damages.

Howard S. Wright v. Brown’s Architectural Sheetmetal, Inc.
Multnomah County Circuit Court Case No. 0512-13589

The Condominium Owners Association filed an arbitration claim against Howard S. Wright Construction for construction defects in the McKenzie Lofts Condominiums and related damages.  After arbitrating Plaintiff’s claim, Howard S. Wright Construction sued our client Brown’s Architectural Sheetmetal, Inc., which installed sheet metal at the McKenzie Lofts Condominiums, seeking $1.3 million in damages and litigation costs from the arbitration.  We successfully defended Brown’s Architectural Sheetmetal, Inc. in a one-week trial by limiting Howard S. Wright Construction’s damage award to $66,000.

Village at North Pointe v. Bloedel Construction Company
Lincoln County Circuit Court Case No. 08-2260

Plaintiff Village at North Pointe Condominiums Association sued our clients Bloedel Construction Company and Rodger Bloedel alleging that defects in the construction of the Village at North Pointe Condominiums in Depoe Bay, Oregon had resulted in water-intrusion damage and seeking $5 million in damages.  Our clients were the developer and general contractor of the condominiums, which consisted of three residential buildings and a recreation building located within 100 feet of the ocean. On behalf of Bloedel Construction Company, we filed claims against subcontractors involved in the construction of the condominiums.  While Plaintiff settled with three minor subcontractors, all of the remaining parties proceeded to trial, which lasted eleven weeks.  At trial, we worked with co-counsel to obtain a complete defense verdict. The jury found for our clients on all of Plaintiff’s claims and awarded Plaintiff $0.00 in damages.

Jason Emerson v. El Torito Restaurants, Inc. dba Who Song and Larry’s
Multnomah County Circuit Court Case No. 0308-08448

Plaintiff Jason Emerson filed a premises liability slip and fall action against Who Song & Larry’s alleging that he slipped on a wet spot negligently left on the floor while dining at the restaurant, causing him severe injury, pain and suffering.  The case proceeded to arbitration, wherein we obtained a defense verdict for the client.  

Kristina L. Bachofner v. Acapulco Restaurants, Inc. 
Multnomah County Circuit Court Case No. 0208-08260

Plaintiff Kristin Bachofner alleged that she became ill from a food born illness while dining at the defendant’s restaurant.  The case was subject to mandatory arbitration, wherein the arbitrator awarded plaintiff only a fraction of the damages she sought.  Certain that its restaurant did not cause the plaintiff’s illness, our client appealed that decision.  The case went on to trial, where we obtained a defense verdict for the client.