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For several years, design and construction professionals have been awaiting word from the Washington Supreme Court regarding whether aggrieved parties are limited to remedies set forth in their written contracts or whether...more
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
In a case with broad implications for property owners near construction sites (Georgitsi Realty, LLC v. Penn-Star Insurance Company, No. 156, October 17, 2013), the New York Court of Appeals has opened the door to broad...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
In a recent ruling, the Arizona Supreme Court clarified that the economic loss rule does not apply to non-contracting parties. See Sullivan v. Pulte Home Corporation, 667 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 36 (Ariz. 2013). This ruling both...more
In Utah, a plaintiff must generally in be in privity with the “original contractor, architect, engineer or real estate developer” to bring an “action for defective design or construction.” Utah Code Ann. §78 B-4-513(4). This...more
California’s Right to Repair Act (also known as SB 800) provides court remedies for a homeowner when construction defects diminish the economic value of a home, even though no personal injuries or actual property damage have...more
Since 1965, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has consistently held that defective workmanship that caused bodily injury or property damage did not constitute an “occurrence” under a policy of commercial general...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
Homeowners sued their homebuilder alleging that the concrete foundations of their homes were improperly constructed. As a result, it was alleged that the foundations were failing, and the defects in the foundations had caused...more
On July 3, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court held that an insurer making a replacement cost payment to a homeowner who had yet to repair the damaged property could not withhold payment of that component of replacement cost that...more
In a lawsuit alleging construction defects in homeowners’ individual townhomes, Florida's Second District Court of Appeal ruled that a homeowners’ association was bound by arbitration agreements between its members and the...more
The recent wildfires raging through Colorado have once again proven tragic for our state. The 2013 wildfire season has already led to loss of life, property and, in many cases, revenue. For many, insurance will provide the...more
Over the past fourteen years, third parties have been able to maintain a direct negligence cause of action against an individual design professional, such as an architect or engineer, arising out a construction project,...more
You waited a long time to find the right building plans and property for your California dream home. It’s been less than a year since you moved in and now you find that your basement has a serious moisture problem. You’ve...more
Here's an often asked question: "How long should I keep my insurance policies?" Is it three years? Seven Years?
The short answer is none of the above.
Here are my recommendations...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
In the case of 100 Investment Limited Partnership v. Columbia Town Center Title Co., the Maryland Court of Appeals was asked to determine whether a title company owed a tort duty of reasonable care to its customer, the...more
In This Issue:
-AC31211 - Aguinaldo v. Warner
-AC33771 - Thompson Gardens West Condominium Assn., Inc. v. Masto
-AC33850 - Unifund CCR Partners v. Schaeppi
-AC33400 - Samnard Associates, LLC...more
One of the largest issues litigated in today’s construction defect coverage actions is whether defective construction constitutes an “occurrence” (and therefore, may be covered) under liability insurance policies. Standard...more
The recent case of Rojas v. Rubenstein, No. A-5755-10T2, 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2359, 2012 WL 4935498 (App. Div. October 18, 2012), focused attention on the relative liabilities of a court-appointed receiver and a...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