On August 31, 2016, Settlement Awards were mailed to eligible Class Members. If you have a question regarding your award, you may submit your written requests to the Settlement Administrator at: Camellia Island Settlement, c/o Settlement Administrator, PO Box 23668, Jacksonville, FL 32241-3668






This website provides information regarding the settlement of a class action lawsuit styled as Richard Rothal, et al. v. Arvida/JMB Partners L.P., et al., Circuit Court, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida, Case No. 03-10709 CACE12.


The lawsuit involves claims for alleged defects in the construction of houses at the Camellia Island development in Weston, Florida.  The Defendants deny all of the claims and allegations in the lawsuit and maintain that they did nothing wrong.  This Settlement is made without any admission of liability and prior to any adjudication of the merits of the case.


If you own or owned a house at the Camellia Island development in Weston, Florida from June 20, 1999 to January 25, 2016 you could receive benefits pursuant to the Settlement Agreement.  The Settlement Class is defined as all persons or entities that own homes, or have repaired, roofing, truss or shutter defects, in the Camellia Island subdivision in Weston, Florida who presently, or at any time in the future, assert claims for violations of Fla. Stat. Section 553.84 for substandard construction. 

If you are an eligible Class Member, please confirm that your name is on the Class List of Current Owners or the Class List of Former Owners




For additional details about the settlement, please review the Settlement Agreement, Frequently Asked Questions, and Mailed Notice.

If you still have questions, please contact Class Counsel in writing at the following address:


Class Counsel:

David Deehl
Deehl PLLC
2655 LeJeune Road, PH 1G
Coral Gables, Florida 33134


Please do not contact the Court or the Defendants directly with any questions.