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California Residential Leases: Ten Things to Know (Part 2)

by McManis Faulkner on

Renting a house or apartment in California presents many potential legal pitfalls for tenants and landlords alike. This article is Part 2 of a two-part series listing ten important rights and responsibilities every...more

Waivers of implied warranty strengthened for condo, home builders in Illinois

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In two recent builder-friendly decisions, the First District and Supreme Court of Illinois have ruled that the standard conspicuous waiver of the implied warranty of habitability found in most builders’ sales agreements: 1)...more

Residential Builders Prevail in Illinois Supreme Court Decision, Also Benefiting Homebuyers

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Illinois Supreme Court’s May 19 decision in Fattah v. Bim represents a significant victory for residential construction companies and will also benefit homebuyers. In its decision, the Court unanimously defined a common...more

Legal Ramifications of the Bedbug Renaissance

Recently, several states and municipalities have increased landlords’ responsibility pertaining to prevention, disclosure and treatment of bedbugs in their housing units. As many unfortunately know, controlling a bedbug...more

Developing Issues in Utah Construction Defect Litigation

by Snell & Wilmer on

Following the Utah Supreme Court’s decision in Davencourt at Pilgrim’s Landing Homeowners’ Association v. Davencourt at Pilgrim’s Landing, which clarified the law regarding the claims for which homeowner’s associations (HOAs)...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Determines Implied Warranty of Habitability Does Not Extend to Subsequent Purchasers

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is now the latest state court to weigh in on the issue of whether a subsequent purchaser of a previously inhabited residence can recover contract damages from a builder or general contractor for...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Only Original Purchasers May Recover Damages for Breach of the Builder’s Implied Warranty of...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a builder’s implied warranty of habitability extends only to the initial buyer of a home, and not to subsequent purchasers. In Conway v. The Cutler Group, Inc., the Court reversed an...more

Indiana: New Home Warranties Must Be Insured

by Cozen O'Connor on

When faced with a subrogation loss involving a new or fairly new house, and a potential construction defect that caused the loss, one of the first things to look for is how warranties can help or hurt your case. Did the...more

Homeowners Cannot Assert Claims Against Subcontractors For Breach Of Implied Warranty

by Dickinson Wright on

Since 1979, Arizona courts have recognized an implied warranty of workmanship and habitability (“Implied Warranty”) regarding new home construction. Although a contractual relationship (“privity”) is generally required to...more

Arizona Supreme Court Has the Final Word—Again—on Economic Loss Doctrine

by Snell & Wilmer on

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

Weeks Ending July 5 & 12, 2013

by Carlton Fields on

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES - JOURDAN HAYNES - Insurance/Ambiguity: insurance policy ambiguity must be construed against insurer and in favor of coverage without resort to consideration of extrinsic evidence – Washington...more

Under Construction - December 2012

by Snell & Wilmer on

In This Issue: Letter from the Editor; Colorado Construction Law Developments in 2012; Arizona Court of Appeals Issues Decision Related to the Application of the Statute of Repose and Economic Loss Doctrine for...more

Arizona Court of Appeals Issues Decision Related to the Application of the Statute of Repose and Economic Loss Doctrine for...

by Snell & Wilmer on

On December 4, 2012, the Arizona Court of Appeals issued a decision in Sullivan v. Pulte Home Corporation that will have significant implications in the construction industry. The case revolved around a home built by Pulte in...more

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