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
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
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
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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.
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
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
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? 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