Soledad Housing Investors v. Crist
In this matter at a former firm, I represented Plaintiff, the owners of an apartment complex where the neighboring business had caused severe damage to their fence. Defendant, a storage facility, had paved a new asphalt road that abutted plaintiff’s fence. Rather than putting in a curb or some support, the asphalt was paved right next to the fence. The fence was made of woodcrete, a composition that is concrete in nature but looks wooden from a distance. Defendant made the argument that the construction of the fence was improperly done without proper support in the first place. The fence did not have uniform supporting beams on all sides, but the jury in a 9-3 decision found defendant 80% at fault.