By Lidia Dinkova, Daily Business Review — June 28, 2018
The owner of the six-story office building says tenants were soaked and moved out during an exterior renovation.
A Hollywood landlord claims he’s owed $6.5 million by a contractor that installed a new facade but left the offices exposed to rain, forcing out luxury brand Louis Vuitton and other tenants.
The renovation work at the six-story building is complete, and new tenants have moved in, but the legal battle between owner GRE Properties Sheridan Hills LLC and Doral-based Burke Construction Group Inc. is ongoing. A trial is set to start after Nov. 1.
[…] according to the 2015 complaint and GRE attorney Etan Mark, a partner at Mark Migdal & Hayden in Miami. The lawsuit claimed rain poured in and soaked the ceilings, which tumbled down.
“Literally they’d be sitting at their desks and water would start pouring in on top of their computers. The ceiling would collapse … because it would get saturated with water. It was a war zone,” Mark said. In pretrial work, “the question was why didn’t one of these tenants stay through the construction. Her response was because she couldn’t grow gills.”
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