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Trial Court's Calculation of Lodestar Is Affirmed

In Syers Properties III, Inc. v. Rankin the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District affirmed the trial court’s grant of an award of attorney fees. The appellant contended that the trial court should not...more

Nevada Supreme Court Extends Design Professional Economic Loss Rule Defense to Negligent Misrepresentation Claims on Commercial...

In 2009, the Nevada Supreme Court (“NSC”) applied the economic loss rule to bar claims of professional negligence by design professionals in commercial construction projects, ruling that “[i]n the context of engineers and...more

Pacific Rim v. Aon: Insurance Broker Has No Duty to Inform Subcontractor of Developer’s Insurnace Company’s Insolvency

The California Court of Appeal recently handed down a significant published decision pertaining to the duty of an insurance broker who procures a policy for the the developer of a construction project. The Fourth Appellate...more

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