APPRAISAL EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Commercial Property Damaged by Fire APPRAISAL Expert Case

Commercial Property Damaged by Fire

This claim involves a mixed use property in the state of Idaho that included several floors of apartments situated above ground floor retail space with several active tenants. However, after a neighboring building caught fire due to a defective dishwasher, …

Commodities Experts Evaluate Breach of Contract APPRAISAL Expert Case

Commodities Experts Evaluate Breach of Contract

This customs case involves a breach of contract involving commodities. The defendant is a national distributor of frozen fish, while the plaintiff is their supplier; they have a contract in place that ensured prices at market value. The plaintiff is now pu …

Amusement Park Improvements Impact Market Value in Buyback Deal APPRAISAL Expert Case

In this case, a Louisiana municipal government passed a resolution which took an amusement park premise from the possession of the plaintiff, and awarded the service contract for those premises to a new party. This resolution required the new entity to inv …

Bank, parties argue over restructuring of bankrupt municipality’s finances APPRAISAL Expert Case

Defendant bank, Wells Fargo, is the indenture trustee of a bankrupt municipality. The litigation stems from the plan for the adjustment of the municipality’s debts. The plan includes valuations for lease agreements on city-owned golf courses, parks and o …

Homeowner fails to disclose propensity for flooding during home sale APPRAISAL Expert Case

This case concerns a house that was sold without any disclosure of several prior instances of flooding, thus misrepresenting its value. The home was sold in August, 2013, and was subject to massive flooding a little more than a month later, in September …

Homeowner’s Son Gets Lead Poisoning From House Paint APPRAISAL Expert Case

Homeowner’s Son Gets Lead Poisoning From House Paint

…  getting a HUD loan. The loan approval process included an appraisal and inspection of the house. The appraisal form included an order to remove all the chipped and peeling paint on …