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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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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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At the Forefront of Changing the Construction Industry for the Better

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When a landslide destroyed one upscale home and damaged three others in Dana Point, California, the owners turned to the Law Offices of Michael A. Hearn. Local authorities blamed heavy rains, which was not covered by the homeowners’ insurance. The firm’s investigation revealed a leaking water line that had gone…
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