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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

Women IN Construction – West Coast Conference

The firm is in final preparations for this year’s Women IN Construction being held March 30-31, 2017, spearheaded by partners Holly Davies of our Phoenix office and Wakako Uritani of our SF office.  Registration is open through March 17th, 2017. http://womeninconference.com

Let the Good Times Toll?

Let The Good Times Toll? House Bill 1131 Proposing Changes to Washington’s Statute of Limitations. Washington land owners attempting to recover for property damage caused by construction work adjacent to their property may soon see a significant shift in how the statute of limitations applies to their claims.  Washington’s legislature is currently considering House Bill 1131 which would overturn the … Continue reading

SuperLawyers of 2017

We are pleased to recognize this year’s SuperLawyers:  Bruce Lorber, Joyia Greenfield & Lisa Cappelluti.

NEW ARIZONA DECISION ON “SUBCONTRACTOR EXCEPTION” TO THE “YOUR WORK EXCLUSION”

Double AA Builders, Ltd. v. Preferred Contractors Insurance Company, LLC involved a general contractor’s attempt to obtain Additional Insured coverage from a subcontractor’s insurer for the cost of repair for the subcontractor’s faulty work. The general contractor settled claims brought against it by a property owner which was based on the improper installation of a built-up roof by the roofing … Continue reading

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

Zachariah R. Tomlin

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

Wakako Uritani speaking on a panel at NCDC!

Wakako Uritani

Join Wakako Uritani, our partner in SF, at the 2nd Annual National Construction Defect Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale on November 16-19, 2016! Her panel will be discussing Alternative Dispute Resolution – What Seems to be Working.    Register here: perrinconferences.com.

LGP to sponsor CLM’s Fall Education & Networking Event on October 27

LGP to sponsor CLM’s Fall Education & Networking Event on October 27 at the Hyatt Regency. Join us for an interesting panel discussion about recent Interesting California Insurance Cases and What They Really Mean.