New Albany Deck Collapse Case

Congratulations to the Law Office of Nick Stein for a $4.1 million verdict in the New Albany deck collapse case! After seven days of trial, the jury apportioned 40% fault to the Wolf Lake Homeowner's Association for the deck collapse at their clubhouse in December of 2013. The jury also found the builder, Schuler Homes, 60% at fault. However, due to Indiana's statute of repose, the plaintiffs cannot recover any money from the builder.

This case is a wake-up call for homeowner's associations, as it demonstrates that they can and will be subject to substantial monetary assessments for the failure to properly take care of common areas.