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ROBERT A. VON ESCH IV HAS JOINED THE FIRM AS A JUNIOR PARTNER

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Robert A. von Esch IV is an experienced construction and real estate attorney and we are pleased to announce that he has joined the firm as a junior partner. Mr. von Esch has been a litigation attorney for the past 10 years. He has represented numerous homeowners associations, homeowners, and…
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POSSIBLE NEW COPPER PIPE CLAIMS

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Copper water lines have been in use for decades. Most likely, your home or project has copper water lines. Over the past few years, we have noticed an increase in reports of leaks associated with copper water lines. Some experts contend that chloramine is to blame. Chloramine is used by…
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ARBITRATION PROVISIONS UPHELD BY CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

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On August 16, 2012, the California Supreme Court upheld the enforcement of arbitration provisions contained within associations CC&R’s for construction defect claims. The case is Pinnacle Museum Tower Association v. Pinnacle Market Development LLC, Case No. S186149, 2012 California Lexis 7665. Pinnacle Museum Tower Association alleged construction defects caused damage…
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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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