Construction Defect

Construction defect litigation involves claims by homeowners and/or developers for defects in single-family homes, condominium projects, commercial buildings, industrial complexes and all other manner of structures due to problems with design, materials or construction.  MZFC has defended subcontractors, general contractors, developers and design professionals in cases involving claims of:

  • Manufacturing defects
  • Improper construction techniques (water intrusion, mold, earth movement, collapse, failure due to catastrophic weather)
  • Architectural and engineering design issues
  • Code violations
  • Contract disputes

We will provide you with skilled legal representation to guide you toward a positive result, whether your case proceeds to trial or arbitration, or is resolved through alternative dispute resolution.

Recent Successes

Tried a construction defect case in Oregon state court to a defense verdict for subcontractor client.

Defended general contractor in $18 million alpine construction defect case, resulting in favorable settlement within coverage.

Defended siding subcontractor in $2 million arbitration; settled below exposure.

Defended two paving subcontractors in $2 million road-building case; developed alternative repair scope and settled for $125K.

Defended two HVAC contractors in 300-unit multi-family case; settled for under 3% of claimed damages.

Successfully argued summary judgment and obtained dismissal for sider/framer subcontractor client.

Successfully argued time limitation dismissal motions on behalf of various subcontractor clients.