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ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS CAN BE NAMED AS A DEFENDANT BY THE ASSOCIATION

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In Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP et al, the California Court of Appeal recently held that an association can sue an architect and engineer (hereinafter referred to as “design professionals”) as a direct defendant in a construction defect lawsuit. Prior to the Beacon decision, it…
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NBC-CAM SEMINARS TO BE PROVIDED BY THE LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL A. HEARN

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The Law Offices of Michael A. Hearn will be providing educational seminars for the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM).  The upcoming events will deal with protecting the manager and preserving the evidence when association property damage occurs or is discovered. If you would like to directly…
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MICHAEL HEARN OBTAINS A RECOVERY IN EXCESS OF $10 MILLION IN COLORADO

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The Water’s Edge at Lake Ray Hubbard Homeowners Association has recovered over $10 million dollars in damages because of construction defects found in the community’s original construction. Homeowners first noticed water damage in late 2008, but it became a significant problem by 2010. As a result, the Homeowners Association hired…
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COMPLIMENTARY PROPERTY ASSESSMENT

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The worst thing a homeowner association can do is assume that because they have not observed any construction defects on their property, that none exist. Serious defects commonly remain undetected until after the statute of limitations for seeking compensation from the builder has expired. In which case, the property owners…
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