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By Patrick McCormick, Ryan Young
In January of this year, the California Supreme Court finally decided the long-standing question of whether the "Right to Repair Act" (SB800) provides the sole remedy in California residential construction defect cases, or whether homeowners can also pursue common law remedies (such as strict liability, negligence, etc.) in McMillin Albany LLC v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 241.
By Kenneth D. O'Reilly
In a recent case, Lewis Brisbois successfully moved a federal court to compel arbitration of all of a contractor's claims against an engineering firm and to preclude an interlocutory appeal of the ruling.
By Bryan Thompson, Alyssa Watzman, David B. Sherman
On May 29, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1128 into law, amending the State's data breach notification statute and imposing significant new requirements on entities that must notify Colorado residents ...
By David D. Samani
In Murphy v. NCAA, 200 L. Ed. 2d 854 (2018), the United States Supreme Court held that provisions of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA) ...
By Drew Cass
Litigators have a tough job: demanding clients, relentless deadlines, and constant pressure to get everything just right.
By Michael Velladao, Kayla Berlin
In Nielsen Contracting, Inc. v. Applied Underwriters, Inc., 22 Cal. App. 5th 1096 (2018), the Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's denial of a motion ...
By Michael Velladao, Kayla Berlin
In Heckart v. A-1 Self Storage, Inc., 4 Cal. 5th 749 (2018), the California Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeal sustaining the demurrer filed by defendants A-1 Self Storage, Inc.
By Michael Velladao, Kayla Berlin
In Dowdy v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., ____ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. May 16, 2018), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court's denial of a motion for judgment ...
By Michael Velladao, Kayla Berlin
In Liberty Surplus Ins. Corp. v. Ledesma & Meyer Construction Co., Inc., ___ Cal.5th ___ (June 4, 2018), the California Supreme Court held...
By Michael Velladao, Kayla Berlin
In Albert v. Truck Ins. Exch., 23 Cal.App.5th 367 (May 15, 2018), the California Second District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's entry of summary judgment in favor of Truck Insurance Exchange ...
By Michael Velladao, Kayla Berlin
In All Green Electric, Inc. v. Security National Ins. Co., 22 Cal.App.5th 407 (March 19, 2018), the California Second District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's entry of summary judgment...
By Michael Velladao, Kayla Berlin
In Doyle v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co., 21 Cal.App.5th 33 (March 7, 2018), the California Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's order dismissing a breach of contract lawsuit...
By Allison Griswold
On September 1, 2017, the so-called "Hail Bill" took effect in Texas, which requires an insured to give written notice to its insurer at least 61 days before filing a lawsuit.
By Jon Olafson
It is business as usual in Colorado.
By Jade McKenzie
Notwithstanding the recent limitations on class action lawsuits nationwide, California courts continue to expand the scope of representative actions brought under Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).
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