The San Matera Condominium Association initially sought $42 million in a construction defect suit against the developer, The Grande at Palm Beach Gardens Inc., the general contractor, Kolter Signature Homes, Inc., represented by partner Rick Chaves, Esq., and other defendants for alleged sub-standard architecture, engineering and construction work at San Matera. After significant and complex pre-trial depositions and Daubert motions and the commencement of jury selection, the 19 remaining parties were able to reach an amicable and agreed settlement without any admission of liability. The matter was scheduled for a seven-week jury trial and a battle of experts on apportionment of liability and extent of damages.
“Without admitting liability we have resolved this matter with the association amicably and on an agreed basis. And in particularly, though they’re not here, we wanted, for the record, to thank the potential jurors for their sacrifice, their great inconvenience in honorably performing their civic duty.”
– Chaves in open Court on record 9/29/16.