Newmeyer & Dillion Legal Experts to Discuss Trends in Construction Defect Litigation, Insurance at May 14 Seminar

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    What impact is the current housing market having on construction defect claims? How has the landmark SB 800 ?Right to Repair? law affected claims filings since its 2003 implementation? What are the latest liability insurance issues for builders and subcontractors?

These and other topics will be the subject of discussion by partners from Newport Beach-based Newmeyer & Dillion LLP at the upcoming West Coast Casualty Service Inc. 17th Annual Construction Defect Seminar, taking place May 13-14, 2010, at the Disneyland Hotel and Resort.

Among the premier annual events addressing residential construction defect issues, this year?s sessions will offer new ideas as well as solutions to old problems to empower attendees to adapt to the changing landscape of construction defect claims and litigation.

?Builders continue to face challenges in handling claims, following the dictates of SB 800 and adapting to a fluid insurance market,? said John O?Hara, a senior partner at the firm. ?This seminar is an excellent compilation of expertise and practical advice that will assist them in navigating these concerns.?

Newmeyer & Dillion partners will participate in the following panels starting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday: Joseph Ferrentino on ?The Impact of Current Market Forces on CD Litigation (Part III);? John O?Hara on ?A Lively Debate on California?s Right to Repair Law;? Gregory Dillion on ?Special Master ? Multiple Mediation ? Subs Not Paying;? and Laura Ives on ?Prelitigation Settlements and Related Coverage Issues.?

The two-day event is sponsored by West Coast Casualty Service Inc., a third-party administrator and independent adjusting firm, headquartered in Agoura Hills, Calif., that specializes in the construction industry. For conference information, please visit, or call (818) 735-3595.

Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Newmeyer & Dillion LLP offers statewide legal services from offices in Newport Beach and Walnut Creek, with more than 50 lawyers handling a diverse scope of business, real estate and financial matters. For information, contact Phil Kopp at (949) 854-7000, or visit

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