CALIFORNIA – Contractor lawsuits, settlements hidden from view
The legal battle involving CIDology in Marin is not the first time a company headed by CIDology CEO Brian Smith has been hit by a lawsuit.
Smith, who founded CIDology in 2013, was formerly CEO of the I.W. Bison Co., which is now defunct. In 2013, Shorebird Homeowners Association in Redwood City sued I.W. Bison and Smith for more than $4 million in damages related to a major roof repair project that the HOA hired I.W. Bison and Smith to manage in 2008.
The case settled out of court and the terms of the settlement are confidential.
Also in 2008, the Emery Bay Village Homeowners Association initiated an arbitration against I.W. Bison for remedial exterior work it managed there. According to a letter that the HOA’s attorney, Ann Rankin, sent to HOA members, the association experienced new water intrusion problems and other issues after the work that cost an estimated $3 million to correct. Read more: