This claim centers around an ancient landslide that was reactivated in 1999 and 2000. Twenty homeowners retained our services to represent them concerning damages resulting from that activity. The homeowners claimed that the City of San Clemente was responsible because one of their water lines separated. Additional defendants included neighboring golf courses, mobile home parks and prior developers. Damages included the total destruction of three of the homes. The matter was resolved through an extremely creative settlement which provided for the defendants to fund almost 10 Million Dollars to pay for costs, attorneys’ fees, and massive repairs at the site. The settlement was contingent upon contractors being able to complete the work within budgets established during the negotiation.