Report: Natural disasters and smart home risks on the rise, insurance coverage on the decline

For 26 years, West Coast Casualty has been hosting the biggest (and best) gathering of professionals in the construction defect litigation industry. The 2019 seminar was held in May at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, and once again, my colleagues and I from Xpera Group were on hand as sponsors. As I've done many times … Continue reading Report: Natural disasters and smart home risks on the rise, insurance coverage on the decline

WCCCDS 2018: Effective Use of Expert Witnesses

Each May, over 1,000 of the world's leading attorneys, insurance professionals and experts in the world of construction defect litigation descend upon the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California to discuss the latest trends, laws and precedent-setting cases affecting litigation. This year, once again, I was able to capture some observations furiously typed over the course … Continue reading WCCCDS 2018: Effective Use of Expert Witnesses

Liveblogging WCCCDS 2017: “We can resolve construction defect claims early!”

Every year at West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar, at least one panel discussion is held on a new or innovative way of resolving construction disputes as efficiently, effectively and most importantly, as inexpensively as possible. This year is no exception. Resolving Construction Defect Claims Early Panel: J.D. Turner, Joseph Kaneda, Timothy C. Earl, Phil … Continue reading Liveblogging WCCCDS 2017: “We can resolve construction defect claims early!”

Liveblogging WCCCDS 2017: Why Women Matter in Construction Claims and Risk Management

Once again, West Coast Casualty Service is hosting their annual construction defect seminar at the Disneyland Hotel. As I have done in past years, I decided to liveblog some of the topics featured. One of the panels scheduled that I did not want to miss was a topic on the evolving role of women in … Continue reading Liveblogging WCCCDS 2017: Why Women Matter in Construction Claims and Risk Management

Important Court Decisions Impacting Construction Claims in California – Part 1: Attorneys (WCCCDS 2014)

As promised, over the coming weeks and months, we'll be publishing a series of articles gleaned from West Coast Casualty's 2014 Construction Defect Seminar. This article focuses on one appellate decision that impacts attorneys and specifically, their relationship with expert witnesses. Presented by Thomas Halliwell, Esq. and Barry Vaughan, Esq. Somehow, in less than an … Continue reading Important Court Decisions Impacting Construction Claims in California – Part 1: Attorneys (WCCCDS 2014)