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From: Caldwell, Stan [mailto:scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 1:08 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: What is it about Condos

Mark Johnson wrote:

I was talking with another engineer that does residential in the SF Bay
area who is a principle of a old mid-sized firm, i.e. not a fly-by-night
place.  He said that they also used to do condo projects but that they
had been sued on 100% of the condo projects they had done, so they no
longer do them.  If I heard him right and if he is close to right,
that's incredible and it tops all similar statements I've heard about
them

What is it about condos that makes them so legally crazy?

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Mark:

I recommend that you read an article about lawsuits related to
condominium projects in Dallas.  It was recently (July 28, 2006)
published in the Dallas Business Journal and is available online (3 web
pages) at:

http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2006/07/31/story1.html

Note that the subtitle is:

Experts: "Legal 'perfect storm' could cast pall on Dallas' condo boom."

This is a very interesting article that will make you think twice about
undertaking condominium projects.

Regards,

Stan R. Caldwell. P.E.
Dallas, Texas

P.S.>  I hope that your friend is actually a principal. 

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