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Swanson v. State Farm General Insurance Company -
Court of Appeal, Second District (September 23, 2013) -
When an insurer reserves its rights on a given issue, and the outcome of that coverage issue can be...more
DLA Piper recently acted for LawCover a ‘section 6' case- Registrar-General of NSW v LawCover  NSWSC 1471. The Supreme Court of NSW was asked to examine section 6 of the Law Reform Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1946...more
In its recent decision in Vermont Mut. Ins. Co. v. Zamsky, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 20569 (1st Cir. Oct. 9, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, applying Massachusetts law, had occasion to consider...more
The Russian Civil Code (the “Civil Code”), one of the fundamental laws underlying most Russian legislation, is now undergoing a number of important changes that will likely affect all companies doing business in Russia. Due...more
What liability does a condo corporation have if someone is trapped in one of its elevators? This was recently considered by the Ontario Superior Court where a condominium resident sued both the condominium corporation and the...more
In Trapp v. Naiman, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District decided an interesting real property case. The case began as a non-judicial foreclosure and unlawful detainer matter. The case then morphed...more
Last week, in Sullivan v. Pulte Home Corp., No. CV-12-0419-PR, Arizona’s highest court took on a lingering question about the scope of economic loss doctrine since its landmark decision of Flagstaff Affordable Hous. Ltd....more
On July 25, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided Sansotta v. Town of Nags Head, a case out of North Carolina. Sansotta dealt with the important issue of “ripeness,” which asks whether a...more
The Georgia Court of Appeals, on July 16, issued its opinion affirming the Effingham County Superior Court’s decision to certify a class consisting of the owners of properties neighboring Georgia-Pacific’s Savannah River...more
Lack of “imminent risk” does not bar recovery for economic loss arising from a dangerously defective structure, the Alberta Court of Appeal recently held. Typically, courts are reluctant to award lost profits or other...more
One of the most frustrating events for a residential homeowner, or a commercial property owner, is the day that they find construction defects on their property. From that time forward, the steps that are taken by the...more
On March 21, the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a suit by the city of Cleveland, which sought damages from several financial institutions involved in the creation of...more
Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
Court of Appeal, First District (December 13, 2012)
The First Appellate District reversed a judgment in favor of design professionals and...more
On January 10, Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the United States District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a $193 million suit brought by mutual fund Asset Management Fund against several Bank of America...more
In Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 1 Dist., December 13, 2012), a California court of appeal found that a homeowners association could seek damages...more
Texas has long adhered to the “Property Owner Rule,” permitting property owners to testify as to the value of their property. Recent cases have emphasized that the testimony must relate to market value, rather than intrinsic...more
We are often asked by condominium corporations whether an appeal of Tarion’s final decision letter will prevent them from commencing a separate civil action with respect to the same deficiencies....more
In Xavier v. Leviev Boymelgreen Marquis Developers, LLC, 3D11-549(Fla. 3d DCA, Nov. 21, 2012), Maiko A. Xavier and Gricell B. Perez (“Plaintiffs”) sought review of the trial court’s dismissal with prejudice of their real...more
Our reports on the civil oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term conclude with Poris v. Lake Holiday Property Owners Association. ...more
Our preview of the civil cases on the Illinois Supreme Court's November oral argument docket continues with Poris v. Lake Holiday Property Owners Association, a case which poses a number of interesting questions about the...more
In Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp., No. 09-17490 (9th Cir. Sep. 21, 2012), a panel of the Ninth Circuit unanimously affirmed the dismissal of an action brought by plaintiffs who sought $400 million in damages...more
Our preview of the September term of the Illinois Supreme Court continues with Toftoy v. Rosenwinkel.
We all learned about it in law school, and few of us have probably thought of the phrase since: “coming to a...more
UPDATED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Discovery – Adverse Medical Incidents. Did the trial court depart from the essential requirements of the law by granting a request to produce records of adverse medical incidents...more
Villa Los Alamos HOA v State Farm General Ins. Co.
(2011) 198 Cal.App.4th 522
The Association hired a contractor to remove ceiling material from ceilings and staircases, in the process releasing asbestos fibers into a...more
Feldman v. Villa Regina Association, Inc., No. 3D10-1328 (Fla. 3d DCA May 2, 2012)
This case involved a number of claims arising from alleged water intrusion, and damage to a condominium unit therefrom. At the inception...more