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The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Charging Into New Territory Regarding Property Owner Liability

Jimmy S. Ly

Fans of electric vehicles (“EV”) are in a buzz surrounding the launch of Tesla’s Model 3, tentatively set for July 2017. Industry analysts estimate that Tesla has 400,000 reservations for its hotly-anticipated entry-level EV, with the lion’s share of those reservations belonging to California residents. The Model 3 represents the first mass-market EV that is powered solely through batteries incorporated … Continue reading

Apartments to Condos: Peeling the Onion of Legal & Insurance Issues for This New Breed of Cases

Lisa M. Cappelluti

During the recent fluctuations in the residential housing markets across the country there have been numerous residential development projects which may have been initially operated as apartments and later converted to condominium units.  This trend will be most prevalent for the projects built around 2007 which may have initially been intended for sale but were placed on the rental market … Continue reading

The Green Trial: The Emerald City Showing Growth in Sustainable Construction

With recent data showing that the Greater Seattle real estate market continues to grow at unprecedented rates, developers are continuing to work at a feverish pace to meet consumer demand.  Admittedly, this current state of affairs is not breaking news to Seattle area residents. However, another important facet of this construction boom appears to be receiving less attention.  Specifically, the … Continue reading

Eight-Corners Rule Affirmed in Oregon

The Oregon Supreme Court has affirmed the Court of Appeals’ decision in West Hills Dev. Co. v. Chartis Claims, Inc., 360 Or 650 (2016) (affirming 273 Or App 155 (2015).) For a discussion of the 2015 appellate decision, please see our prior blog here. As discussed in our previous blog, the West Hills case involved an issue of insurance coverage … Continue reading

Welcome Benjamin Allen!

Ben Allen joins LGP today as an associate in the Pacific Northwest office.  Ben is licensed in Washington and Oregon, and has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts. To learn about Ben, click here

Recent developments in Arizona’s statutory scheme and case law limit a Plaintiff’s ability to recover attorney fees in residential construction defect cases.

New statutes and case law have changed the rules for when attorney fees may be awarded in Arizona residential construction defect cases. New developments are based on the changes to the Purchaser Dwelling Act that went into effect in 2015, and changes in the law from the Sullivan v. Pulte (aka Sullivan I) decision in 2012 and the Sirrah v. … Continue reading

LGP Winter Newsletter 2017

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West Coast Casualty CD Litigation Seminar Speakers

We are proud to announce that we have 3 speakers at this year’s West Coast Casualty CD Litigation Seminar being held May 18 and 19th, 2017.  Speaking on separate panels will be:  Lisa Cappelluti, Holly Davies and J.D. Turner.

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.

New Lower Court Ruling Sheds Light on Enforceability of Statutory Non-Economic Damages Cap in Oregon

Karlek Johnson

On January 20, 2017, the Multnomah County Circuit Court released an opinion enforcing the $500,000 statutory cap on non-economic damages in a common law tort action.  This opinion provides valuable insight into how Multnomah County courts, and likely courts in other Oregon counties, will analyze and make determinations on the issue of whether the cap should apply in other cases. … Continue reading