Sean Lintow, Sr. of SLS Construction & Building Solutions has an awesome guest post on the future of building codes and green building standards up at Christopher Hill’s always excellent Construction Law Musings. In his article, Sean highlights a few of the leading standards for residential construction: While many programs have sprung up from this, … Continue reading Mainstream adoption of green building standards by building code officials
The concept of the Mechanics Lien is an essential and integral part of the ongoing business of designing and constructing the built environment. Yet the most basic concepts of lien laws are not widely understood — even by those who rely upon them each and every day. To make matters worse, each state is responsible … Continue reading Is It Time For A National Lien Law Statute?
Legal consultant and coach, Ed Poll, is an expert at offering advice to attorneys on everything from practice management, business development, succession planning, and strategy for lawyers and law firms. In addition to his outstanding blog, LawBizBlog, Poll also offers a free, yet extremely valuable email newsletter. In the latest edition of his newsletter, Poll … Continue reading Ed Poll on Technology for Lawyers: Buy with the Head, Not the Heart
In American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Spectre West Builders Corp., No. CV09-968-PHX-JAT (D. Ariz. Feb. 4, 2011), arbitration proceedings were instituted against insured general contractor Spectre by the homeowners association for a condominium project co… Continue reading Construction Defect Case In Arizona Examines Policy Coverage of Arbitrator’s Award for Attorney Fees and Costs
A nationally recognized forensic construction expert and developer of the Quality Built Continue reading Quality Built Founder Stan Luhr Leaves Company to Focus on Builder Forensic Services [Insurance News]
Mediator Ron White on a recent California SB800 construction defect matter, and implications for both contractual and statutory pre-litigation procedures:
Following the investigation and report from a construction expert and industrial hygienist, several modular buildings at a Florida high school were closed due to water intrusion resulting from “latent construction defects.”
It was a new year and a dif… Continue reading Naples News: Construction Defect Forces Relocation of High School Classes
Architecture firm, Creneau International, give their take on law offices in the 21st century:
Continue reading ArchDaily: A Not-So-Typical Law Office In Belgium
In a recent case, Destifin v. Reiswig, the Ninth Circuit adopted the “Later-Served” rule applicable to product liability. Bruce Nye explores some of the pros and cons regarding California State Court rules and Federal Court rules:
I have witnessed the scenario spelled out below first hand:
A new community association experiences some leaks. Management tells the board about an attorney who will provide a free seminar on the fiduciary duty of board members in the face of construc… Continue reading On Construction Defect Lawsuits and Homeowner Associations – Good Legal Advice or Confidence Game?