A class-action lawsuit against Shea Homes is moving forward even as the homebuilder offers individual cash settlements and home repairs to more than 900 Trilogy community homes at Redmond Ridge.
After years of refusing to completely repair hundreds of water-damaged Redmond Ridge homes at its Trilogy golf-course community, California-based Shea Homes, while admitting no culpability, is offering cash settlements or home repairs to more than 900 residents who sued the homebuilder last month.
Some have accepted — it’s unclear how many — but others are among more than 1,500 plaintiffs in an amended lawsuit expected to be filed Monday in U.S. District Court that asks for twice as much as the original suit.
Residents have complained for more than three years that most of Trilogy’s 1,522 houses weren’t properly assembled or waterproofed during construction and, as a result, have turned into rotting safety hazards.
The class-action lawsuit filed last month sought at least $30 million in damages, but newly discovered roofing and rodent-infestation problems are increasing that amount to at least $60 million, said one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, Dave von Beck.