SAN DIEGO - The Fourth District California Court of Appeal on June 14 dismissed an appeal brought by a defendant in a construction defects action, ruling that "it is barred by the seller's post-judgment settlement with the buyers and satisfaction of judgment" (Christopher Smith, et al. v. The Walters Group, et al., No. D058693, Calif. App., 4th Dist.; 2012 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 4461).