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Construction lawsuit settles in mediation

When a property goes from construction into use, it Florida residents know that it is almost inevitable that some sort of defect will be found. Fortunately, the state has a statute for construction defects called Chapter 558, which requires all property owners to give notice to the contractor of a defect and give the builder a chance to repair it. Nevertheless, many of these cases end up in litigation.

This was the case in a recent local story. The Runaway Beach Club Condominium Association has recovered in excess of $3 million in a lawsuit against parties involved in the development and construction of the resort community. This construction defects lawsuit precipitated out of the development project, which originally commenced as the creation of apartments in 2001. The project later converted to the development of condominiums. The structure contains 192 units and is located in Kissimmee, Florida.

The suit involved defects of leaking roofs and leaking windows, with connected damages. The case was filed in the Osceola County Circuit Civil Court on January 28, 2010.

After various mediation sessions, the case was ultimately resolved.

In the end, it is important to remember that one of the many costs of doing business is customer dissatisfaction. Every good business person will run up against this at some point. It doesn't matter how experienced one is at his or her expertise. Fortunately, as in this case, with a little legal assistance and strategic thinking, a construction dispute can amicably come to a solid resolution.

Source: The Sacramento Bee, "Runaway Beach Club Condominium Association Recovers In Excess Of $3 Million For Construction Defects," May 16, 2012

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