Attorney and Lawyer in Westlake Village, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles California, and Nevada

Verdicts and Settlements

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CityCenter Master Construction and Lien Litigation
Alex Robertson, IV served as the lead trial counsel representing a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World, a subsidiary of Dubai World, in the largest construction case ever tried in Nevada.  The case involved construction defects and approximately 300 mechanic’s liens arising from the construction of the $9B CityCenter project in Las Vegas, which is the largest privately-funded construction project in U.S. history.   After seven weeks of jury selection, the parties announced a global settlement on the day of opening statements.  While the settlement is confidential, both MGM and Tutor Perini, the general contractor, filed Form 8K’s with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which outlined the amount of the settlement.   Read More about MGM’s 8K filing describing the settlement here…

Voggenthaler v. Al Philips The Cleaner , et al., U.S.D.C. Case No. 2:08-CV-01618
Mr. Robertson obtained summary judgment in federal court for injunctive relief under the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (R.C.R.A.) ordering the former and current owners of a shopping center to clean-up a 4,000 foot long plume of PCE (a common dry cleaning solvent) which had been released from a dry cleaner tenant into the shallow groundwater.  The Firm represented  a class of 274 homeowners who lived down gradient from the shopping mall in a class action which was certified by the Clark County District Court as a class action.  The Firm’s experts estimated that value of the clean-up effort, which will take several years to complete, at over $20,000,000.  In addition to obtaining the injunction forcing the responsible parties to clean up the hazardous waste, the Firm recovered $2,500,000 in diminution-in-damages by settlement for the homeowners who live above the plume.  This case resulted in one of the first published cases in the U.S. where homeowners whose properties had been impacted from vapor intrusion from a hazardous waste won under the R.C.R.A. law.

Ilikai Condotel Securities Fraud Case
In 2009 the Firm represented approximately 50 purchasers of condo-hotel units at the iconic Ilikai Hotel in Waikiki, Hawaii, who alleged they were defrauded by developer and promoter.  Although the target defendant filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection during the litigation, the firm was able to successfully negotiate a settlement with the debtor, its insurers and the Bankruptcy Trustee, which resulted in Bankruptcy Trustee approving allowed claims totaling approximately $2,900,000 for the Firm’s clients.

Four Turnberry Place Condominium Association v. Turnberry Pavillion Partners, et al., Clark County District Court Case No. A572789
In 2010 the Firm successfully obtained a settlement of $6,300,000 for the HOA of a 50-story luxury highrise in Las Vegas, Nevada for construction defects against the developer and its subcontractors.

Lake Sherwood Homeowners
12 luxury homes located in Lake Sherwood area of Westlake Village, CA. (Confidential Settlement)

Client: Bellagio, LLC
Construction Defect – 2,600 Guest Rooms (Confidential Settlement)

Client: Fred C. Sands
Construction Defect – 20,000 Sq. Ft. Luxury Home (Confidential Settlement)

Client: Hidden Canyon HOA (view document)
Construction Defect ─ 648 unit townhome and condo complex ($9,650,500 Settlement)

Client: Carlton Square HOA (view document)
Construction Defect ─ 478 unit townhome & condo complex ($8,500,000 Settlement)

Client: Spectrum Community Association
Construction Defect ─ 240 unit condominium complex - Personal Injury/Toxic Mold ($8,400,000 Settlement)

Client: Ed McMahon and Pamela McMahon
Insurance Bad Faith/Toxic Mold (&7,200,000 Settlement)

Client: Confidential
Construction Defect - 32 Buildings ($6,625,000 Settlement)

Steeplechase HOA (view document)
Construction Defect ─ 200 unit condominium complex ($5,300,000 Settlement)

Client: Stonegate HOA
Construction defect case on behalf of the Association and 16 homeowners in 238 unit single family residence development (Confidential Settlement)

Client: Pacific Club HOA
Construction Defect ─ 180 unit condo complex ($3,400,000 Settlement)

Calabasas Park Estates Owners Association
Slope Failures ─ 323 single family homes ($3,195,000 Settlement)

Client: Confidential HOA
Construction Defect Slope Failures - Negligence ($3,150,000 Settlement)

Client: Camarillo Springs Townhomes Association
Construction Defect ─ 121 unit townhome complex ($2,985,000 Settlement)

Client: Lancashire
Single family home - Construction defect and construction claim ($2,384,000 Settlement)

Client: Confidential (view document)
Wrongful Death ─ Northridge earthquake; structural collapse ($2,150,000 Settlement)

Client: McCulloch Townhomes Association
Construction Defect / Toxic Mold - 27 unit condominium complex ($1,968,444 Settlement)

Client: Nye County
Toxic Mold Contamination of County Justice Complex ($1,850,000 Settlement)

Client: The Groves at Thousand Oaks HOA
Construction Defect ─ 91 unit condominium complex ($1,695,000 Settlement)

Client: Elliot Construction
Insurance Bad Faith ($1,640,000 Settlement)

Client: Paul & Patricia Day (view document)
Personal Injury ─ Bicycle Accident ($2,850,000 Verdict)

DEO Homeowner v. POE Seller (view document)
Construction Defect ─ Single family dwelling; leaks & toxic mold ($1,353,000 Settlement)

Client: Hillcrest-Thousand Oaks
Breach of Contract ($1,301,274 Verdict)

Client: Weber-Madgwick
Slope failure repair and bank fraud ($1,276,061 Verdict)

Client: Licon / Bristol
Personal Injury - Toxic Mold ($1,140,250 Settlement)

Client: Accurate Engineering
Commercial Construction Defects at 80,000 Sf. Mfg. Facility ($900,000 Judgment)

Client: Confidential
Construction Defect/Toxic Mold (3 families) $750,000+ assignment (partial)

Client: Confidential
Failure to Disclose ─ Wrongful Death ($650,000 Settlement)

Client: Balboa Place Homeowners Association
Construction Defect ─ 28 unit condo complex ($600,000 Settlement)

Client: Mr. & Mrs. Robert Milligan (view document)
Construction Defect ─ Single family dwelling; leaks & toxic mold ($559,000 Settlement)

Client: Boething v. The Pointe at Malibu Homeowners Association
Construction defect case on behalf of 4 unit owners against the Association and General Contractor for mold contamination and personal injury (Confidential Settlement)

Client: Jean Berger (view document)
Personal Injury/Slip and Fall ($410,599 Verdict)

Client: National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Subrogation action against bank for allowing impostors who created fake escrow agent to withdraw trust account funds in cash ($375,000)
Personal Injury - Toxic Mold ($350,000 Settlement)

Calabasas Hills Community Association
Slope Failures ─ 440 single family homes ("In Kind" Slope Repairs)

Client: Calabasas Park Estates Owners Association
Slope Failures ─ 323 single family homes ("In Kind" Slope Repairs)

Client: Country Glen Oak Park Homeowners Association
Slope Failures - 235 single family homes ("In Kind" Slope Repairs)

Client: Mr. & Mrs. Tom Dougherty (view document)
Soils Settlement ─ Single family home (Verdict: $111,200)

American Marketing Association
Subrogation action against Administrator for $98,300 embezzlement ($103,000)