Assessments, Condos vs. Town Homes
Two federal courts in Denver recently addressed a fundamental question that exists in almost every construction defect case - when did the property damage that gives rise to liability, and the insurer's obligation, occur? ...more
Even where insureds clear the “property damage” and “occurrence” hurdles to finding coverage for construction defect claims under liability insurance policies, additional coverage obstacles remain. Consider the “business...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
Developers and general contractors would like to avoid litigating construction defect claims brought by condominium homeowner associations. There is a way to do this.
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