Newsroom Category: California – San Diego

WHOOPS, I FORGOT TO READ THE CC&RS IN MY RUSH TO SUE SOMEONE – DEVELOPING DEFENSES IN ASSOCIATION ACTIONS BASED ON THE BRANCHES NEIGHBORHOOD DECISION

In the rush to get lawsuits filed, many plaintiffs’ attorneys try to push a lawsuit through a homeowner association’s board of directors without regard to the procedural requirements of the requirements in the covenants, conditions, and restrictions (“CC&Rs”). Such attorneys probably thought compliance with the inconvenient formal requirements of the CC&Rs, such as amassing an association wide membership vote to … Continue reading

Climbing the Ladder of Success at LGP

LGP is proud to announce that four Attorney’s in our office are taking on new roles in our Partnership To view the full article, please click here

LGP Welcomes Robert Titus As Its Newest Partner

LGP WELCOMES ROBERT TITUSAS ITS NEWEST PARTNER We are pleased to announce that Robert B. Titus, formerly associated with Zurich North America, has joined our firm as a Partner in our Southern California office. He brings with him his top-notch legal team which includes attorney Dana Duncan and attorney Julie Testa. Ms. Duncan will head a litigation team in our … Continue reading

Drones: Milestones and Unknowns

Drones are now more accessible than ever. Despite their specialized beginnings as exclusive military aircraft, drones have evolved into a staple of modern technology, influencing farming, film, and delivery services such as the eagerly awaited “Amazon Air.” They even found a successful consumer niche, becoming one of the most popular Christmas gifts of 2017. Amidst these exciting advancements, the construction … Continue reading

Congratulations to Bruce Lorber on WCC Legends of an Era 2018 Award!

We are happy to announce that Bruce Lorber was honored with the prestigious West Coast Casualty Legends of an Era Award for 2018. This award recognizes his career achievements and professional success representing developers in construction litigation. His family was present to share in the ceremony and his comments shared the appreciation for the recognition as well as the individuals … Continue reading

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.

The Enforceability of Contractual Accrual Dates

Brisbane Lodging, L.P. v. Webcor Builders, Inc. The Enforceability of Contractual Accrual Dates A landmark California Court of Appeals decision fundamentally changed the statute of limitations in commercial construction defect cases. Parties relying on a “delayed discovery” rule to prevent a time-bar to their claims now face greater obstacles if their AIA contract provides an agreed-upon accrual date. In a … Continue reading

The Right to Repair Does Not Depend on the Theory Pled by the Plaintiff

Elliott Homes, Inc. v. Superior Court: The Right to Repair Does Not Depend on the Theory Pled by the Plaintiff In the years following the Court of Appeal’s holding in Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v Brookfield Crystal Cove, LLC (2013) 219 Cal.App.4th 98 (hereinafter “Liberty Mutual”), the exclusivity of the rights and standards set forth in the “Right to Repair … Continue reading

Have You Been Served?

A recently decided California Fourth Appellate District opinion holds that a subcontractor that was defaulted in a construction defect case was not entitled to relief from the default judgment.  (Pulte Homes Corporation v. Williams Mechanical, Inc. (2016) Cal.App.4th, 2016 WL 4199093.)  Pulte Homes Corporation sued Williams Mechanical (“Williams”) for breach of a plumbing contract.  At the time, Williams was either … Continue reading

Not Paid for Construction Work? The Evolution of Mechanics’ Lien Laws and the Importance of Complying with Procedure

Construction has been a high-risk industry for millenniums, requiring the enactment of construction laws that date back to the Code of Hammurabi of 1754 BC.  With regards to compensation for construction work, Law 228 of Hammurabi’s Code provided that “if a builder build a house for someone and complete it, he shall give him a fee of two shekels in … Continue reading