Newsroom Category: San Diego

San Diego Magazine 2017

In local San Diego news, we are proud to acknowledge that Bruce Lorber, Joyia Greenfield and Thomas Olsen have been recognized by San Diego Magazine as prominent Construction  lawyers in our San Diego community.

Lorber Greenfield & Polito ranked as a Most Recommended Law Firm in San Diego

Out of more than 2,900 law firms in San Diego, Lorber Greenfield & Polito has been ranked as one of the Most Recommended Law Firms for construction law by the “Our City San Diego” magazine.  Click here to read more.

A Costly Omission: When a Settlement Agreement is Silent Regarding the Allocation of Litigation Costs

The California Supreme Court recently held that where settling parties fail to resolve the allocation of costs in their settlement agreement, the plaintiff is the “prevailing party” and is entitled to recover litigation costs. Although DeSaulles v. Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula (2016) 62 Cal. 4th 1140 involved an action for alleged disability discrimination and related claims, the Court’s ruling … Continue reading

Bruce Lorber awarded 2015 San Diego Defense Lawyers’ Attorney of the Year!

For over 30 years, San Diego Defense Lawyers (SDDL) has honored a defense attorney in the community who embodies the main tenets of SDDL: to maintain civility, integrity and balance in the practice of law, who has contributed to the San Diego defense community, and who has demonstrated exceptional lawyering skills.  We are proud to announce that Bruce W. Lorber … Continue reading

San Diego Judge Holds that Present Owners of Residential Property Have Standing To Bring Claims Under SB800

Judge Ronald L. Styn issued a minute order on May 29, 2015 clarifying a question of standing which frequently arises in SB-800 cases.  In Union Square at Broadway Homeowners Association v. Western Pacific Housing-Broadway, LLC, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Central, Case No: 37-2011-00091935-CU-CD-CTL, Judge Styn was confronted with a discovery referee’s recommendation regarding documentation of proof … Continue reading

Beth Obra-White has been elected as the 2016 Vice President for San Diego Defense Lawyers

Beth Obra-White of our Southern California office has been elected as the 2016 Vice President for San Diego Defense Lawyers, one of the largest local defense organizations in the country.

Can’t You See How Dangerous That Is?

Can’t You See How Dangerous That Is?  Patent Versus Latent Defects   One of the issues that should be addressed at the outset of any construction defect claim is whether the claimants’ allegations arise from latent or patent defects.  Under California Code of Civil Procedure section 337.15, litigation arising from latent defects must be filed within ten years of substantial … Continue reading

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT CALIFORNIA’S SURVIVAL STATUTE DOES NOT APPLY TO FOREIGN CORPORATIONS

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT CALIFORNIA’S SURVIVAL STATUTE DOES NOT APPLY TO FOREIGN CORPORATIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE APPLICABLE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CLAIMS AGAINST DISSOLVED FOREIGN CORPORATIONS In Greb v. Diamond International Corp. (2013) 56 Cal.4th 243, the plaintiffs filed a complaint in California for personal injuries and loss of consortium arising from exposure to asbestos against defendant Diamond … Continue reading

It IS possible in California to shorten the time allowed to bring defect claims!

Remember – It IS possible in California to shorten the time allowed to bring defect claims! (Brisbane Lodging, L.P. v. Webcor Builders, Inc. 216 CalApp. 4th 1249 (2013).) California law generally allows up to ten years to bring a claim for latent defects (those not apparent by “reasonable inspection”). This “delayed discovery rule” extends the accrual of a claim until … Continue reading