In Common Construction Defects, expert witness Pete Fowler describes how substandard construction during Southern California’s 1980s building boom has created a construction defect litigation “industry.” He writes:
Attorneys, acting as advocates for homeowners, hire these experts in the effort to prove that shoddy workmanship is causing new homes to rapidly deteriorate. Meanwhile, the home building industry, put on the defensive, is claiming that the real problem is unscrupulous attorneys who are feeding off the media coverage and exploiting the legal system. The reality is probably somewhere in between. Regardless, residential construction in Southern California has never been so thoroughly scrutinized.
As a construction expert witness, Fowler provides “a guided tour through some of the most common errors and omissions fueling the litigation frenzy in the California building industry.”
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