Press Release – May 4
Construction Defect Experts to Explore Unconventional Approaches to Resolving Claims and Litigation

LiMa Solution’s Edward Martinet to lead a panel discussion at West Coast Casualty Construction Conference on May 13

CARLSBAD, Calif. and KEY WEST, Fla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Edward Martinet of LiMa Solutions will moderate a team of construction defect legal insiders as they discuss the current state of the construction defect arena and explore new practices in resolving construction-related litigation and claims. The session “Is There Really a Tea Party Movement in the Construction Defect Arena?” will be explored at the upcoming West Coast Casualty Service Inc. Annual Construction Defect Seminar. The annual event occurs on May 12 and 13, 2011, at the Disneyland Hotel and Resort in Anaheim, California.

Martinet, a 25-year veteran of construction forensics, will reveal his unique approach to alternative dispute resolution during the seminar. Martinet united with Paul Viau to form LiMa Solutions, a consulting firm offering The Neutral Expert Advantage(SM) in alternative dispute resolution for construction-related litigation and claims. Utilizing decades of experience, the two have developed an unconventional method to investigate and resolve claims — what is called “Value Engineered — Alternative Dispute Resolution(SM).”

“I’m excited about unveiling our dispute resolution process at West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar,” says Edward Martinet. “This event provides the perfect forum for announcing our new business model, while exchanging experiences and insights with peers.”

The team at LiMa Solutions works with owners, builders, mediators, attorneys and insurance carriers to provide customized solutions to help manage litigation risk and promote early resolution. Their Value Engineered — Alternative Dispute Resolution process looks at the parties as stakeholders working towards resolution, while aligning their perceptions with the reality of the case’s technical aspects. Using a project management-based approach, direct access to data by all parties is maintained and communication channels are kept open. As a result of LiMa’s process, the time to reach resolution is dramatically reduced, thus eliminating unnecessary expenses.

Featured this week on is an outline of LiMa’s Value Engineered — Alternative Dispute Resolution process. Learn more about the process at

About LiMa Solutions

Short for “litigation management” LiMa Solutions specializes in alternative dispute resolution and claims management for the construction industry. LiMa Solutions brings together more than 80 years of construction management, forensic investigation and conflict resolution experience. With team members strategically located on both the east and west coasts, LiMa Solutions is uniquely positioned to serve clients across the country. Website: