Mar 17, 2021
David B. Casselman Honored in the Daily Journal’s California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Awards
The Daily Journal has bestowed David B. Casselman, Esq. with its prestigious California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award for his successful representation of the plaintiffs in the Millenium Tower litigation in San Francisco.
Mr. Casselman, along with Frank Pitre and Niall McCarthy of Cotchett Pitre McCarthy, were co-lead counsel for 250 individual condominium owners at the Millenium Tower building in San Francisco who sued after the 645-foot luxury residence was famously found to be tilting and sinking following its 2009 grand opening.
It was a dramatic, headline-grabbing setback for what had been billed as the tallest and most expensive residential building west of the Mississippi with a roster of A-list tenants who’d paid sky-high prices for their homes.
The case was litigated for three and a half years. It targeted 50 defendants, featured 88 witness depositions and more than 12 million documents. After a tentative agreement was reached in August 2019, another year of negotiations was required to finalize a behemoth settlement agreement that included large though undisclosed payouts to individual unit owners and repairs that are currently underway.