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What can I be compensated for after an accident injury that was not my fault?”
Car Accidents and the Things You Need to Know
Legal Minute - I was injured in a car accident as a passenger. Whom can I file a claim against?
Webinar: Investigating and Resolving Sexual Assaults on Campus
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Legal Minute with Sacramento wrongful death attorney, John Demas
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Legal Minute: “Who Pays for my Expenses If I’m Injured By A Driver Who Doesn’t Have Auto Insurance?”
Lessons from Amusement Park Safety Concerns: An Integrated Approach to Business Regulation
As Greed Grows in Trucking Industry, Driver Fatigue Is a Problem Facing All Americans
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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
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
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
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
In 2012, Judge Wettick of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas issued two decisions that have the potential to significantly limit the insurance coverage available to Pennsylvania contractors and construction companies...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
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
For the first time, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has extended the protection of the implied warranty of habitability to the second or subsequent purchaser of a newly constructed home in Conway v. The Cutler Group, 2012...more
During my years of litigation, and equally so now in the field of litigation graphics, I became convinced of the importance of inspecting whatever items and locations that a case revolves around in order to visualize and then...more
The New Jersey Appellate Division recently issued an unpublished opinion involving the false certification by the principal of a general contractor of payments to a subcontractor. The ramifications of that conduct should be...more
Tarion has introduced significant changes to the major structural defect claims process. These changes will affect all condominium projects where the first arm’s length agreement of purchase and sale was signed after July 1,...more
The Washington State Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a landowner’s contractor’s employee for personal injuries that the plaintiff allegedly sustained while working on a...more
A new decision by the Kansas Supreme Court drastically alters the legal landscape for claims against residential home builders. David v. Hett, No. 98,416, Kan., (Kan. Dec. 30, 2011). Click here to read the full decision. The...more
Gary Gravelin v. Paul Satterfield, et al.
Court of Appeal, First District (November 15, 2011)
This case considered whether homeowners are liable for the injuries of an independent contractor sustained on the...more
This decision is the first Massachusetts appellate case dealing with the statute of limitations for toxic mold, so it’s quite important. The case will make it easier for toxic mold victims to sue wrongdoers in state court....more
In the first few years of a newly created condominium corporation the owner elected board will try to resolve issues dealing with building deficiencies, the developer's warranties and representations made in disclosure...more
Heenan Blaikie’s national OHS & Workers’ Compensation practice group regularly advises business owners and management when they have had a workplace accident. According to Cheryl A. Edwards and Jeremy Warning, both former...more
Any good mediation attorney or civil litigation lawyer in California knows how invaluable a tool mediations can be for resolving difficult disputes and litigation. This article examines how mediations can be utilized to...more
Economic Loss Rule as applied in WA; sufficiency of evidence for fraud in real estate transaction and for causes of action for trespass causing loss of lateral support and landslide damage; measure of damage for property...more
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