Colorado Supreme Court rules in favor of developer over arbitration clause

Denver Post's John Aguilar reports on a recently decided case that will set a precedent for how condominium associations in Colorado address construction defect issues with the developer of a given project: The Colorado Supreme Court gave builders a reason to cheer Monday, ruling that a homeowners association in Centennial was wrong to ignore a … Continue reading Colorado Supreme Court rules in favor of developer over arbitration clause

In Colorado, construction defect litigation reform is a piecemeal process

Denver Post's Brian Eason writes: Declaring that the measure “will help make our housing more affordable,” Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed into law one of the most hard-fought compromises of the 2017 session — a bill that will make it more difficult to sue builders for shoddy condo construction. Business leaders for years have … Continue reading In Colorado, construction defect litigation reform is a piecemeal process

Tenants and Boulder city officials alike anxiously awaiting forensic engineering report 7 weeks after partial collapse

On December 8, 2016, an office building in Boulder housing two local high-tech firms had to be evacuated after the partial collapse of the second floor due to a beam whose structural integrity had been negatively impacted. Nearly 280 people were temporarily relocated until repairs could be made. But before repairs can be made, someone … Continue reading Tenants and Boulder city officials alike anxiously awaiting forensic engineering report 7 weeks after partial collapse

Construction Defect litigation, not economy, to blame for lack of Denver multi-family residential construction

Construction defect lawsuits are the primary factor impacting builders' willingness to take on new projects in the Denver metro. That is the conclusion reached by local government officials. According to the recent Denver Metro Area Housing Diversity Study [PDF] prepared by Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. for the Denver Region Council of Governments, the mix … Continue reading Construction Defect litigation, not economy, to blame for lack of Denver multi-family residential construction