Aldrich Eike represented two neighbors in litigation involving construction defects to their upscale homes in Northwest Portland against two separate builders. Though the neighbors have no family relation, both share the last name Johnson. By combining efforts on both homes and utilizing the same expert witnesses, Aldrich Eike was able to save each client a significant amount of time and resources litigating these claims. Ultimately, successful settlements of $240,000 and $130,000 were negotiated for each home through mediation. Both cases were resolved without the need for a stressful and expensive trial in either case. The settlement funds will provide necessary resources to completely and properly repair both homes.
Happy Valley Homeowners
Aldrich Eike represented several individual homeowners in Happy Valley, Oregon in claims for construction defects and damages associated with their homes. Each case was analyzed, managed, and litigated as a stand-alone case with a personal touch that only Aldrich Eike provides. Clients ranged from young to golden aged, and the construction defects, extent of damage and range of defendants, defenses, and insurance issues were as varied as one can imagine. Ultimately, each case was resolved with a favorable settlement to each owner, ranging from $20,000 to over $250,000 per home.
Aldrich Eike represented over 20 individual homeowners in a neighborhood of single family homes in Beaverton. The entire neighborhood was developed and built by a large national builder. Each of the homes suffered from construction defects and property damage resulting from water leaks and rot to the siding, trim, and underlying structures. After invasive investigation by architects and engineers retained by the homeowners and Aldrich Eike, one lawsuit was filed on behalf of all 20+ owners against the large national builder in Washington County Circuit Court. Before protracted discovery or depositions, Aldrich Eike was successful in negotiating a large monetary settlement which was divvied up between the participating homeowners. The settlement provided much needed funds to repair each of the homeowner’s homes.
Aldrich Eike represented homeowners Arnie H. and Susan W., an architect and attorney from the San Francisco Bay area in claims related to their million plus dollar home on a 55-acre Christmas tree farm in McMinnville, Oregon. The home was constructed in 2001 and clad in conventional stucco, which fit with the home’s ultra-modern style. Because Arnie previously suffered from stage III Lymphoma, which had entered remission but could come back at any time, the moisture intrusion and mold was of critical importance. Under the watchful direction of Aldrich Eike, full scale professional mold testing was accomplished and confirmed the presence of toxic mold related to the defective construction which allowed water intrusion into the walls. At the end of the day, Aldrich Eike obtained a very favorable settlement of over $263,000, which was used by the owners to perform full repairs, mold remediation, and rehabilitation of the home.
Aldrich Eike represented Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle in a construction defect case related to an addition to their home in Astoria, Oregon. The Carlisles, a couple in their 70s, spent the majority of their life savings on adding on to their two level home utilizing a local Astoria, Oregon contractor to perform the work. Unfortunately, that work was extremely shoddy inside and out and well over budget. Aldrich Eike negotiated a six figure settlement which empowered the Carlisles to repair their home.
Aldrich Eike represented a husband and wife from Alaska who moved to Springfield, Oregon and purchased what they thought would be their dream home from the builder. After moving into the home, they quickly realized the home was wrought with construction defects inside and out. The builder lived only 300 yards from their new home and this case gave new meaning to the term “neighbor dispute.” Aldrich Eike negotiated an unheard of resolution in the case – the builder purchased the home back from the clients for the full purchase price, which didn’t take into account the downturn in the market, or clients’ beneficial use of the home for over a year. The resolution also reimbursed the homeowners for their attorney fees paid to Aldrich Eike, money spent upgrading and landscaping the home, as well as other incidental expenses and costs.
Forest Heights Homeowners
Aldrich Eike represented a husband/wife and son in litigation for construction defects with their 6,000 square foot upscale home in Forest Heights, in northwest Portland. The home was clad in synthetic stucco, Exterior Insulated Finish System (EIFS) siding commonly referred to as Dryvit and suffered from water intrusion and property damage around windows and large decks on the home. The case was settled on the eve of trial for $205,000.
Forest Heights Homeowners
Aldrich Eike represented Forrest Heights’ homeowners in a construction defect action involving their custom home. The case involved repair costs in excess of $220,000 which involved completely removing all of the Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS) synthetic stucco siding from all four elevations of the home, removal and reinstallation of over 50 windows, reconstructing three decks, and performing significant excavation to remedy drainage defects. After filing suit, documentary discovery, depositions, and two mediations, the case was favorably resolved with a $252,000 monetary settlement to our client on the eve of trial.
Aldrich Eike represented the homeowners in their construction defect action involving their custom home against their builder and its subcontractors. Repairs were extensive (in excess of $300,000) and involved removing and replacing all of the defectively installed brick veneer and cedar siding, removal and reinstallation of the windows, and reconstructing both traditional and waterproof membrane decks. The case was favorably resolved with a $325,000 monetary settlement at mediation.
West Hills Homeowners
Aldrich Eike represented West Hills’ homeowners in a construction defect action involving their custom home that was built in 1997. Facing repair costs in excess of $100,000, a claim was submitted against the builder and the builder’s insurance companies. After filing suit, documentary discovery, and depositions, the case resolved at mediation with a monetary settlement in excess of $150,000.
Aldrich Eike represented the homeowners in a construct defect action involving the builder of the home and various subcontractors. Repairs involved the remediation of extensive dry rot and water damages resulting from the improper installation of the windows. Repair costs were in excess of $80,000.00. After filing suit, Aldrich Eike was able to obtain a successful $90,000.00 settlement for the homeowner.
Aldrich Eike represented a homeowner in connection with the improper construction of the home, and use of defective materials during the construction of their home. Necessary repairs were extensive on the home. Aldrich Eike argued the case on appeal before the Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and was able to settle the case post appeal. Aldrich Eike was successful in obtaining over $1.2 million in settlement.
Lake Oswego Homeowners
Aldrich Eike represented Lake Oswego homeowners in their construction defect action against the developer/builder of their home. The home was found to have extensive construction defects and damage costing $150,000.00 to repair. Aldrich Eike was successful in obtaining a settlement for the homeowner which covered the entire amount of repair costs.
West Linn Homeowners
West Linn homeowners brought suit against the general contractor in connection with the improper remodel and reconstruction and installation of the synthetic stucco siding on their home, wich led to $180,000.00+ in repair damages. After filing suit, discovery, and mediation, Aldrich Eike was successful in obtaining settlement in excess of $213,000.00, which covered completely the homeowner's repair costs.
Aldrich Eike represented homeowners in a construct defect action involving the EIFS siding, floors, roofs and windows installed on their SW Portland home, as well as structural insufficiencies. Aldrich Eike was successful in settling the claim for $300,000.00 which covered the homeowners' repair costs.
Lake Oswego Homeowners
Aldrich Eike represented homeowners in a construct defect and contractor dispute involving the installation of EIFS and vinyl siding elevations. After filing suit against the builder, Aldrich Eike was successful in obtaining a significant portion of the homeowners' repair cost.
West Beaverton Homeowners
Aldrich Eike successfully represented homeowners against the builder of their home for improper EIFS installation ond subsequent damage. Repairs on the home to remediate the damage and defects were in excess of $100,000.00. Aldrich Eike was able to obtain a settlement for the homeowners of over $120,000.00 which covered their repair costs.