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CLM Construction Claims Magazine features article by Rachel Nies and Elizabeth Wright

Rachel Nies and Elizabeth Wright, Partners in the Pacific Northwest, have been published in the Summer 2017 edition of the CLM Construction Claims Magazine on their topic “Eight Corners Test Affirmed in Oregon”. To view their article, please click here and turn to page 16.

Fee Shifting Returns For Subsequent Purchaser Implied Warranty Claims In Arizona

Arizona’s rules for homeowner fee recovery have changed again due to the decision of Sirrah Enterprises, LLC v. Wunderlich (http://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Supreme/2017/CV-16-0156-PR%20Opinion.pdf) wherein the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that homeowners pursuing claims based in implied warranty may now recover fees whether or not they are original parties to the contract. In 1984 Arizona recognized and defined a special implied warranty right which … Continue reading

Congratulations Zachariah Tomlin!

We are pleased to recognize that one of our Sr. Associates in our San Diego office is now licensed to practice law in the state of Washington…congrats to Zachariah Tomlin!

Welcoming new SF Associate, Wesley Wong

We are pleased to welcome Wesley Wong to our San Francisco office. Wesley is the newest addition to our CD Lit department and brings not only his legal skills, but his talent for making Kombucha!

The Confluence of “E-Competence” And Technology-Based Attacks: Protecting Clients and Confidential Information from Invisible Threats

Jimmy S. Ly

American jurisprudence is by necessity steeped in traditions and stare decisis, and to many observers, any changes to the existing state of affairs is deliberate, halting, and sometimes cumbersome.  The same may be said about an attorney’s professional and ethical obligations, as reflected in the California Rules of Professional Conduct.  Members of the State Bar of California are well-versed in … Continue reading

Pollution Exclusion: What’s the Confusion?

With the cherry trees beginning to blossom and the Mariners testing the hopeful optimism of even the most dedicated fans, it’s clear that spring has finally arrived in Washington.  However, following the Washington Supreme Court’s recent decision in Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company RRG, there are new and unfamiliar changes in the air.  In Xia, the Court was asked … Continue reading

New additions to the LGP family

We welcome two new attorneys to the firm. Clay Coelho in our San Francisco office and Stephen Poirier in our San Diego office.

No one is in the driver’s seat… Who is at fault?

Frank Hong

Self-driving cars have officially hit our roads, and while self-driving technology is advancing at a fast pace, are governments and insurance companies keeping pace?  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (“IIHS”) estimates that there will be 3.5 million self-driving cars by 2025, and 4.5 million by 2030.[1]  The IIHS also reminds us that of these vehicles not all will be … Continue reading

LGP’s SuperLawyers of 2017

We are proud to recognize this year’s three Superlawyer recipients: Bruce Lorber, Joyia Greenfield and Lisa Cappelluti. Congratulations to all!

New Arizona Supreme Court Case Raises Questions About Indemnity Claims

In City of Phoenix v. Glenayre, Inc., et al. (Ariz. 2017) the Arizona Supreme Court recently held that Arizona’s statute of repose, A.R.S. § 12-552, applies to a governmental entity’s contract-based actions (including claims for indemnification) that fall within § 12-552(A), notwithstanding  the “nullum tempus occurit regi” (time does not run against the king) common law doctrine codified at § … Continue reading