Construction disputes generally are adjudicated either by litigation or arbitration. Whatever the forum, construction disputes present technical issues that involve specific legal doctrines and require unique standards of proof both for claims and defenses.
The DSV Construction Practice Group has litigated and arbitrated a wide variety of construction disputes throughout Indiana and other jurisdictions. They regularly represent a wide range of clients involved in complex construction and design disputes through mediation, arbitration and litigation.
The adjudication of construction claims presents challenges that are distinct from other civil actions. Whether by arbitration or litigation, the adjudication of construction claims usually involves numerous issues and multiple parties that arise over an extended period of time. The typical construction case consists of many distinct claims, any of which could be the subject of a separate proceeding.
Construction industry professionals are keenly aware that participating in the arbitration or litigation of complex construction cases is time-consuming and expensive. This awareness frequently results in the successful negotiation of these disputes. The significant experience of DSV construction lawyers in both arbitration and litigation enables them to develop a strategic position that supports the objectives of their clients.
DSV also believes that its clients play an essential role in the adjudication of disputes. Clients are familiar which all aspects of the project out of which the dispute arose. They know better than anyone what information must be conveyed to the trier of fact to provide a clear understanding of the dispute. So too, they have a strong financial incentive to furnish the assistance required to achieve the desired outcome.