Ellis Baker, Luke Robottom and Anthony P. Laver | White & Case | December 14, 2018 Risk in construction contracts ‘Risk’, in a project delivery context, can be defined as ‘an uncertain event or set of circumstances that, should it occur, will have an effect on the achievement of one or more of the project’s… Continue reading Allocation of Risk in Construction Contracts – 2018 Update
Catherine L. Doyle and Jan A. Larson | Jenner & Block LLP | December 10, 2018 In a recent decision, Thee Sombrero Inc. v. Scottsdale Insurance Company, a California appellate court ruled against insurers seeking to limit coverage for loss of use damages related to an ownership interest in tangible property. The appellate court held… Continue reading Property Damage Is Not Necessarily Physical In Calif.
Garret Murai | California Construction Law Blog | December 17, 2018 It’s the holidays. A time when family and friends, and even neighbors, gather together. And nothing brings neighbors closer together than class action residential construction defect litigation. In Kohler Co. v. Superior Court, Case No. B288935 (November 14, 2018), the Second District Court of Appeal addressed… Continue reading Class Actions Under California’s Right to Repair Act. Nope. Well . . . Nope.
Kesha Hodge | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog | December 17, 2018 The holiday season is often a time to gather with family and friends. Sometimes, people consider their in-laws and even their ex-in-laws to be family and relatives worthy to be visited during the holidays, particularly if there are children involved. But does this… Continue reading Are In-Laws “Relatives” for Coverage Purposes?
Chip Merlin | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog | December 14, 2018 Insurance lobbyist Scott Johnson is a bulldog advocate for the insurance industry. He usually is trying to make policyholders, their attorneys or anybody other than the insurance claims executives and adjusters look bad to support the insurance industry’s legislative efforts. I fell out of my… Continue reading Insurance Lobbyist Describes His Personal Story of Insurance Company Bad Faith