Six years of legal maneuvering in one of the longest running cases over faulty construction in Florida came to swift end last Thursday, when a settlement was announced that will pay the San Matera Condominium Association $22.5 million that will go towards fixing years of construction defects at Kolter Signature Homes San Matera at the Gardens.
Kolter Signature Homes and other defendants were sued for alleged substandard architecture, engineering, and construction work at San Matera. David Haber of Haber Slade, the Miami-based firm that represented the San Matera Condo Association, said his firm was seeking $36 million from Kolter and other defendants.
The settlement was announced just after jury selection for the trial began earlier in the week. The case was presided over by Circuit Court Judge Jack Cox. Jury selection began this Tuesday in downtown West Palm Beach. The trial was scheduled to begin next week in a specially built courtroom in Delray Beach designed to accommodate the large number of defendants, lawyers and plaintiffs.
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