Below are short summaries of some of our cases. For confidentiality reasons, some of the descriptions below do not include specific case information. However, please contact us if you would like references. In addition, please note that no two cases are alike and similar results cannot be guaranteed.
Represented twenty individual homeowners in case concerning damages resulting from soil movement. Defendants included neighboring golf courses, mobile home parks and prior developers. Damages included the total destruction of three of the homes. The matter was resolved through an extremely creative settlement which provided for the defendants to fund almost $10 Million to pay for costs, attorneys’ fees, and massive repairs at the site. The settlement was contingent upon contractors being able to complete the work within budgets established during the negotiation.
A patio home community north of Denver contacted Hearn & Fleener when they realized their buildings were situated on some of Colorado’s worst bentonite soils. Some of the homes had shifted several inches causing significant damage to interior finishes, pipes and ductwork, basement slabs and balconies. The firm, through their expertise in shifting soils and with the help of some very specialized soils experts, was able to obtain one of the largest repair settlements ever negotiated regarding soils in Colorado history.
Hearn & Fleener was contacted by the owner of an apartment complex because they were experiencing frequent water leaks through the flat roof system of their new building. During the investigation of this case, it was determined that most of the building's issues were the result of poor and negligent workmanship. Additional issues discovered inlcuded the improper installation of the wrought-iron balcony railings and the deck coatings on the second and third floor walkways. Drainage and other concerns were also addressed.