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)
Another year, another conference at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA with about 1,500 of my colleagues who work in the construction defect litigation industry. Once again, Dave and Coral Stern put on an outstanding event that was jam-packed with information on how construction claims are being handled, as well as new approaches to resolving … Continue reading West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar for 2014 (WCCCDS 2014): Overview
The 19th annual West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar (WCCCDS), held at the Disneyland Grand Hotel has come to a close. Preliminary estimates of attendance indicate that this year's attendance may have been down slightly from last year, though the final numbers won't be available until later this week. Overall, it was clear that a … Continue reading Recap: West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar 2012
"Housing Boom & Bust - Is it the End of Construction Defect Litigation as We Know It?" Wendy Wilcox, Esq., Michael Sargent, Esq., Bruce Wick, Ted Bumgardner, and Gary London In this most recent recessionary period, the U.S. has lost 8.7M jobs, according to Gary London. While there are plenty of metrics that can be … Continue reading Liveblogging WCCCDS: Is it the End of Construction Defect Litigation as We Know It?
"Why do We Need to Know Certain Things and How Decisions are Made . . . Construction Defect Claims and Insurance: A Primer on Insurance from a Claims Professional's Point of View" Phyllis Modlin, Todd Schweitzer, Teresa Wolcott and Lee Wright Prior to the panel beginning, representatives from Disney performed a choreographed safety demonstration, accompanied … Continue reading Liveblogging WCCCDS: Construction Defect Claims and Insurance