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September 16, 2014
Daniella Gordon 
The Gordon Law Firm 
Lee Tesser 
Tesser & Cohen 
Dennis Drasco 
Lum Drasco & Positan LLC 
Jonathan Dixon ...
 What is a construction defect? 
 How to determine when one exists: 
◦ Contract. 
 Change Orders, RFIs, Field Directive...
 How to prove defects – Records/Project 
Documentation/Photos/emails, etc. 
 How to calculate defect damages – Quantific...
 Daniella Gordon 
 The Gordon Law Firm 
 856-316-4654; dgordon@daniellagordonlaw.com 
 Lee M. Tesser 
 Tesser & Cohen...
Dnjcon14 session 3 ppt final
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Dnjcon14 session 3 ppt final

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Dnjcon14 session 3 ppt final

  1. 1. September 16, 2014
  2. 2. Daniella Gordon The Gordon Law Firm Lee Tesser Tesser & Cohen Dennis Drasco Lum Drasco & Positan LLC Jonathan Dixon Jonathan P. Dixon & Associates, PC
  3. 3.  What is a construction defect?  How to determine when one exists: ◦ Contract.  Change Orders, RFIs, Field Directives. ◦ Plans & Specs. ◦ Applicable Building Codes. ◦ Industry Standards.
  4. 4.  How to prove defects – Records/Project Documentation/Photos/emails, etc.  How to calculate defect damages – Quantification/Costs.  Forum selection- where do you bring your defect claim?  Defenses to a defect claim: Construction v. design flaws.  Cost of proving a defect claim: Attorneys/forensic consultants, physical testing, access to test sites.  Timeline to prosecute a claim: What does contract say about: Notice; Mediation; Arbitration and/or Litigation?
  5. 5.  Daniella Gordon  The Gordon Law Firm  856-316-4654; dgordon@daniellagordonlaw.com  Lee M. Tesser  Tesser & Cohen  201-343-1100; ltesser@tessercohen.com  Dennis J. Drasco  Lum Drasco & Positan LLC  973-228-6770; ddrasco@lumlaw.com  Jonathan P. Dixon  Jonathan P. Dixon & Associates, PC  732-528-3030 x222; jdixon@jpdixonandassociates.com

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