Provided technical advice to an attorney representing sellers of a home who were sued for failing to disclose problems with the leach field. The Sellers had a problem with the leach field a year
Surfacing Septic Tank Effluent. Reviewed voluminous documents and summarized the technical facts for the attorneys for two insurance companies, whose insureds were being sued by a downslope neighbor who claimed that their septic systems were discharging on to his property. Interviewed the defendants. Prepared questions to be put to the plaintiff during depositions. Testified in a mediation hearing.
before selling the house and had had it repaired. The Buyers lived in the house for a year before there was another problem with the leach field. The problem occurred when the average monthly rainfall was double the normal amount. Issues included statistical probability of leach field problems in rainy years, the cost of repair and the Standard of Care.