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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

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

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