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    Current Law Summary: (HB558; H 150; §55-70.1) Warranty extension applicable to single-family but not HOAs: in addition to any other express or implied warranties; It requires registered or certified mail notice to "vendor" stating nature of claim; reasonable time not to exceed six months to "cure the defect".

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    Colorado’s New Construction Defect Law Takes Effect in September: What You Need to Know

    November 21, 2017 —
    Originally published by CDJ on September 7, 2017 Colorado’s new construction defect law officially takes effect this month. Although HB 17-1279 was passed in May, the statutory text provides that it only applies “with respect to events and circumstances occurring on or after September 1, 2017.” With that date now upon us, practitioners should be mindful of the law’s new requirements. The law applies to any lawsuit wherein a homeowner association files a construction defect action on behalf of two or more of its members. “Construction defect action” is defined broadly to include any claims against construction professionals relating to deficiencies in design or construction of real property. Before an association may commence such an action, its board must follow several steps. First, the board must deliver notice of the potential construction defect action to all homeowners and the affected construction professionals at their last known addresses. This requirement does not apply to construction professionals identified after the notice has been mailed, or to construction professionals joined in a previously-approved lawsuit. The notice must include a description of the alleged construction defects with reasonable specificity, the relief sought, a good-faith estimate of the benefits and risks involved, and a list of mandatory disclosures concerning assessments, attorney fees, and the marketability of units affected by construction defects. The notice must also call a meeting of all homeowners. The notice should be sent to the construction professionals at least five days before the homeowners. Reprinted courtesy of Jesse Howard Witt, Acerbic Witt Mr. Witt may be contacted at Read the full story... Read the court decision
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    Bremer Whyte Congratulates Nicole Nuzzo on OCBA Professionalism and Ethics Committee Appointment

    November 17, 2016 —
    Nicole Nuzzo of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP was selected as one of the fifteen members of the Orange County Bar Association’s (OCBA) Professionalism and Ethics Committee, announced the firm. Committee members “are committed to supporting and encouraging OCBA members to engage in the professional and ethical practice of law. Members of the Committee are appointed by the OCBA president.” Ms. Nuzzo practices Family Law at the firm’s Newport Beach, California office. Read the court decision
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    Happenings in and around the 2016 West Coast Casualty Seminar

    April 20, 2016 —
    The West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar returns to the Disneyland Hotel next month (May 12th-13th) and the Construction Defect Journal has compiled a list of concerts, sporting events, and museum exhibitions taking place in and around Anaheim. Whether you like to spend your personal time checking out a new band, or watching your favorite Angel slide into home, or perusing the local art museum, there is something to spark your interest. CONCERT VENUES THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN ANAHEIM Located in Downtown Disney, The House of Blues in Anaheim is a short walk from the convention hall.
    Breakthru Entertainment Presents… Tuesday, May 10th Starting at 630pm For More Information...
    Totally 80’s Live Friday, May 13th at 7pm For More Information...
    THE GROVE OF ANAHEIM Near Angel Stadium, the Grove of Anaheim is just a few miles away from the seminar location.
    Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody & Primal Fear Thursday, May 12th Doors Open at 7pm For More Information and to Purchase Tickets...
    SPORTING EVENTS ANGEL’S STADIUM – BASEBALL Take care of your popcorn-and-peanuts-and-cracker-jacks fix while cheering for the Angel’s—conveniently just a few miles from the Disneyland Hotel.
    Angels v. Cardinals Tuesday, May 10th at 7:05pm For More Information and to Purchase Tickets...
    Angels v. Cardinals Wednesday, May 11th at 7:05pm For More Information and to Purchase Tickets...
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    Saturday, May 14 from 6pm to 10pm For More Information...
    MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS MUZEO This local museum and cultural center is a short drive from the convention hall.
    Exhibition: Master Craft: The Art of Woodworking March 12th, 2016-May 21st, 2016 Museum Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays) / 10 am to 5 pm For More Information...
    Exhibition: “A Touch of Africa in Anaheim” by Da African Village: the Art of Senegal and neighboring countries April 30th, 2016 – May 30th, 2016 Museum Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays) / 10 am to 5 pm For More Information...
    BOWERS MUSEUM (Santa Ana) Voted “The Best Museum in Orange County” by OC Register Readers for 16 consecutive years, this arts and cultural center is worth the fifteen minute drive.
    Exhibition: Once Upon a Time April 16th, 2016-August 28th, 2016 Museum Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays) / 10 am to 4 pm For More Information...
    Exhibition: Mummies of the World March 19th, 2016-September 5th, 2015 Museum Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays) / 10 am to 4 pm For More Information...
    Exhibition: Mystery from the Tomb: The Face Beneath the Mask December 8th, 2015-TBD Museum Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays) / 10 am to 4 pm For More Information...
    Exhibition: Popul Vuh: Watercolors of Diego Rivera December 12th, 2015 – May 29th, 2016 Museum Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays) / 10 am to 4 pm For More Information...
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    Residential Mortgage Lenders and Servicers Beware of Changes to Rule 3002.1

    December 08, 2016 —
    This December, residential mortgage lenders and servicers will be required to comply with new requirements for providing notices of payment changes (PCNs) and post-petition fees, expenses, and charges (PPFNs) to mortgage borrowers in Chapter 13 bankruptcies. While the new Federal Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1 will provide much needed clarity, it will also significantly increase the number of PCNs and PPFNs that lenders will need to file. Reprinted courtesy of James C. Vandermark, White and Williams LLP and Amy E. Vulio, White and Williams LLP Mr. Vandermark may be contacted at Ms. Vulpio may be contacted at Read the court decision
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    Dust Obscures Eleventh Circuit’s Ruling on “Direct Physical Loss”

    October 12, 2020 —
    On August 18, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a District Court’s 2018 ruling that Sparta Insurance Company need not cover a south Florida restaurant’s lost income and extra expenses resulting from nearby road construction. But, in doing so, the appeals court appears to deviate from even its own understanding of “direct physical loss” under controlling Florida law. In the underlying coverage action, the insured, Mama Jo’s Inc. operating as Berries in the Grove, sought coverage under its “all risk” commercial property insurance policy for business income loss and incurred extra expenses caused by construction dust and debris that migrated into the restaurant. Reprinted courtesy of Walter J. Andrews, Hunton Andrews Kurth, Michael S. Levine, Hunton Andrews Kurth and Daniel Hentschel, Hunton Andrews Kurth Mr. Andrews may be contacted at Mr. Levine may be contacted at Mr. Hentschel may be contacted at Read the court decision
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    NYC Developer Embraces Religion in Search for Condo Sites

    October 15, 2014 —
    Extell Development Co., the New York builder that set off a luxury residential construction boom with its One57 project, is expanding its reach on Manhattan’s west side with a pending purchase of a synagogue and a plan to redevelop a Baptist church. Extell is in advanced talks to buy the Congregation Habonim synagogue at 44 W. 66th St. in a deal valued at $75 million, with plans to build condominiums on the site, according to documents the synagogue filed in New York State Supreme Court seeking permission for a sale. Extell also is negotiating with Calvary Baptist Church for a potential project at its 123 W. 57th St. site, on the same block as One57, the church’s 2014 annual report shows. Religious institutions across New York are pursuing real estate sales as land prices escalate. Manhattan development sites sold for an average of $657 a square foot in the third quarter, up 29 percent from a year earlier and a record for the period, Massey Knakal Realty Services said this month. Three purchases completed in the quarter were for more than $1,000 a square foot, the firm’s data show. Read the court decision
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    Reference to "Man Made" Movement of Earth Corrects Ambiguity

    December 20, 2012 —
    In Pioneer Tower Owners Assn. v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 12 NY3d 302 (2009), the New York Court of Appeals found an "earth movement" exclusion was ambiguous when applied to an excavation. The court now considered whether a similar exclusion, expressly made applicable to "man made" movement of earth, eliminated the ambiguity when loss was created by excavation. Bentoria Holdings, Inc. v. Travelers Indem. Co., 2012 N.Y. LEXIS 3087 (N.Y. Oct. 25, 2012). Plaintiff's building suffered cracks due to an excavation being conducted on the lot next door. A claim was submitted to Travelers, plaintiff's insurer. Travelers rejected the claim, relying on the earth movement exclusion. Read the court decision
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    Benefits to Insureds Under Property Insurance Policy – Concurrent Cause Doctrine

    December 08, 2016 —
    The Florida Supreme Court in Sebo v. American Home Assurance Co., Inc., 41 Fla. L. Weekly S582a (Fla. 2016) gave really good news to claimants seeking recovery under a first-party all-risk property insurance policy. The Court held that the concurrent cause doctrine and not the efficient proximate cause doctrine was the proper theory of recovery to apply when multiple perils—an excluded peril and a covered peril-combined to create a property loss. Read the court decision
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