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ANOTHER REASON NOT TO DELAY THE FILING OF A CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CLAIM – RECOVERING THE PROFITS

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We have seen an influx of condominium construction defect claims in the Pasadena and Downtown Los Angeles area.  Many of the condominium projects in these areas were built by inexperienced, underfunded, and underinsured builders. These builders tend to distribute profits to their members and dissolve immediately after the condominium projects…
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FIRM NEWS

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Michael Hearn has just resolved a large construction defect claim for a 16 unit luxury condominium association in Vail, Colorado.  The precise dollar figure of the settlement is confidential, however, it was resolved in excess of seven figures.  The association is very happy with the result as they have recovered…
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CELL PHONE SITE LEASES

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Cell phone usage is growingly rapidly, and so is the need for cell phone transmission equipment sites.  If a cell phone service provider wants to lease your client’s property, make sure the lease contains the following:  1) escalating rent revenues as services or usage of the transmission equipment escalates, 2)…
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UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS CAN SUE YOU FOR THEIR INJURIES

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Do not hire unlicensed contractors.  If you do, and they get hurt on your property, you will be liable for all injuries.  California Labor Code 2750.5 states that a person that hires another person to perform any work that requires a contractor’s license, is responsible for any injuries sustained by…
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NEW CASE: CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CLAIMS ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE RIGHT TO REPAIR ACT

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In Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Brookfield Crystal Cove LLC the California Court of Appeal (the “Court”) just held that The Right to Repair Act is not the sole means of recovery for construction defect claims against a builder. If you are unfamiliar with The Right to Repair Act, it…
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