March 21, 2018

Recovering from California Wildfires

California experienced the worst wildfire season in history in 2017.  An unprecedented 21,000 homes were destroyed by fires in Santa Rosa and throughout Northern California.  Another […]
March 8, 2018

Construction Defect Claims at Common Interest Developments

A homeowners’ association (“HOA”) governing common interest developments is subject to a different set of requirements for construction defect claims as opposed to single-family developments.  In […]
February 23, 2018

Green buildings and Construction Defect Claims

New and sophisticated green buildings, as well as buildings with features that are environmentally friendly such as wind turbines, rooftop gardens, electric car charging stations, solar […]
February 22, 2018

New insurance coverage decisions regarding ongoing operations

In the second half of 2017, the California Courts of Appeal addressed the question of whether the ongoing operations limitation in additional insured endorsements preclude completed […]
February 21, 2018

Changes in the right to repair statute/SB800

On September 20, 2002, California Governor Grey Davis signed into law Senate Bill 800 known as the “Right to Repair Act” in response to the building […]
February 20, 2018

Understanding Subrogation Actions

Subrogation is a concept whereby the insurance policy purchased by the party who is actually at fault for an incident is responsible for paying the bills […]
February 19, 2018
California Mechanics Lien Basics

California Mechanics Lien Basics

A Mechanics Lien is a legal device designed to protect unpaid contractors, subcontractors, laborers, and/or materials suppliers who work on construction projects at privately owned homes, […]
February 16, 2018
Free Speech in the Workplace

Free Speech in the Workplace

One of the most celebrated and protected amendments to the United States Constitution is the First Amendment and its statement that Congress cannot limit or abridge […]
February 15, 2018
US Supreme Court review of Employment Class Action Waivers

US Supreme Court review of Employment Class Action Waivers

It’s the traditional fight between employers and employees and the question remains to be seen who will come out ahead in the latest case. The Supreme […]
February 14, 2018
Changes in California Laws that Affect All Businesses

Changes in California Laws that Affect All Businesses

California is ahead of the United States in many ways in passing and upholding laws designed to protect employees. New laws recently adopted by the legislature […]
February 13, 2018

Handling the #MeToo Movement at Your Business

Many business leaders and employers want to stand up and support the #MeToo movement and make it clear that they want to make their workplace safe […]