Advise & Consult, Inc. | August 31, 2015 Overturning a 2003 California Supreme Court decision in Henkel Corp. v. Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co., 29 Cal. 4th 934, the California Supreme Court ruled in Fluor Corp. v. Superior Court, No. S205889, 2015 WL4938295 (Cal. 2015) that an insurer is precluded from refusing to honor an… Continue reading Insurance Coverage Rights Now Easier to Transfer in California
Advise & Consult, Inc. | August 28, 2015 This very question has just recently been addressed in a Texas federal court. After a storm caused damage resulting in the insurer making a commercial property policy claim and the insurance company hiring an adjuster to investigate the claim, the insured are claiming that this adjuster hired… Continue reading Do Insurance Adjuster’s Need Personal Liability Insurance?
Advise & Consult, Inc. | August 27, 2015 A California law applied in a federal district court in denying coverage for remediation work when defective tiles needed to be replaced in Am. Home Assur. Co. v. SMG Stone Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75910 (N. D. Cal. June 11, 2015). When a developer discovered fractures… Continue reading Construction Defects in Tile and Removal Doesn’t Cover Remediation Work
Advise & Consult, Inc. | August 26, 2015 Lancaster County District Judge Andrew Jacobsen, in Nebraska, dismissed Dawn Amory’s lawsuit which blamed Lincoln, Nebraska officials for not finding and then fixing a section of sidewalk tile that was raised approximately one inch. Amory’s suit against the city was for more than $19,000 for medical expenses… Continue reading Sidewalk Jogger Sues for Personal Injury
Advise & Consult, Inc. | August 25, 2015 Building codes have often been defined as the lowest (easiest, cheapest) possible accepted way of completing a particular construction task. Obviously money is one of the factors – it always is, and that doesn’t figure to change any time soon. But, do we need to raise the… Continue reading Building Codes: Better Codes or Better Enforcement?