Michael C. Parme and Zachary A. Price | Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP | May 23, 2017 In Gillotti v. Stewart (No. C075611, filed 4/26/17, publication order 5/18/17), the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District held that the Right to Repair Act, Civil Code section 895, et seq. (the “Act”) precludes common… Continue reading Third Appellate District Holds Right to Repair Act Precludes Certain Common Law Claims for Damages Caused by Construction Defects
Randolph E. Ruff and Jonathan M. Mraunac | National Law Review | May 24, 2017 While both relatively simple concepts, allowances and contingencies are often confused with one another. Conflating the two can lead to pitfalls. An easy way to remind oneself of the difference is: allowances are for known unknowns, and contingencies are for unknown unknowns. Allowances An… Continue reading Construction One-Minute Read: Allowance or Contingency?
Christopher G. Hill | Construction Law Musings | April 5, 2017 After I wrote the title to this post, I thought, “Well, that says it all, doesn’t it?” I also considered the fact that for those that read this construction law blog on a regular basis, I am likely stating the obvious. I then thought… Continue reading Subcontractors Must be Careful Providing Bonds when General Contractor Does Not
Rebecca W. Dow | Holland & Hart LLP | May 23, 2017 Construction defect litigation reform will take a small step forward this week when Gov. John Hickenlooper signs HB 1279 on May 23, 2017. HB 1279 will go into effect immediately after signature by the Governor, and developers and residential builders will need to… Continue reading Construction Defect Reform in CO; HB 1279: Pluses, Pitfalls & Practical Pointers
Kim Slowey | Construction Dive | May 23, 2017 Colorado, like many urban areas across the country, is experiencing a building boom. The influx of new residents has largely been attributed to the state’s physical beauty, culture of recreation and burgeoning tech industry — a magnet for young workers and families. In fact, in its latest survey,… Continue reading Will CO’s New Construction Defects Law Revive its Stagnant Condo Market?