A Landslide of Litigation

by Walter F. Crampton, P.E., Principal Engineer; Group Delta Consultants, Inc., 4455 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92123-4379,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1996, Vol. 66, Issue 10, Pg. 61-63

Document Type: Feature article


Recently in Dana Point, Calif. a hillside road-widening project turned into a mountain of litigation when crews unknowingly cut open the slope toe downhill of residences. Design consultants hired to stop this landslide had to find some way to protect themselves from litigious homeowners.

Subject Headings: Slopes | Mountains | Litigation | Highway and road design | Consulting services | Landslides | Highways and roads

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