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Undefeated Medical Negligence Litigator Shares “Death With Dignity” Expertise

As 25 states consider “Death with Dignity” legislation, the future impact on litigation will be explored by Constance Endelicato at a 2017 CLM Conference session on March 30, 2017. Endelicato, undefeated in over 60 trials, is one of the nation’s most celebrated litigators handling medical negligence matters. This year’s CLM annual conference is expected be the largest insurance claims conference in the country, hosting 2,000 claims professionals and outside counsel late next week in Nashville.

  • Full service national law firm founded in 1997 with over 200 attorneys in 21 offices practicing in 13 states across the U.S.
  • Tried over 900 cases to verdict; internationally recognized for exceptionally high rate of success
  • Ranked #4 on The American Lawyer’s 2016 Diversity Scorecard
  • Top 10 ranking on Law360’s 2016 list of “The 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys"  
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  • First Place Winner, DRI's 2014 Law Firm Diversity Award
  • Named "Go-To Law Firm" in ALM's annual edition of In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies
  • Top 250 ranking on Law360's 400 2016 list of largest U.S. Law Firms

WSHB Case Update: Colorado Supreme Court Overturns Years of Rulings Barring Third-Party Claims in Construction Defect Litigation as Untimely

The Colorado Supreme Court in In Re Goodman v. Heritage Builders, No. 16SA193, 2017 CO 13, --P.3d--, 2017 WL 778227 (Colo. 2017), held that third-party claims in construction defect cases are timely so long as the first-party claims are not time-barred and the third-party claims are brought either during the first-party litigation or within 90 days of judgment or settlement, regardless of whether the original statute of limitations or statute of repose on the original claim has expired. In other words, general contractors now have the ability to bring third-party claims against subcontractors without worrying about the two-year statute of limitations or the six-year statute of repose, and subcontractors arguably no longer have statute of limitations or statute of repose defenses in third-party actions.

Hiring and Managing a Millennial Workforce

Ethical issues presented in hiring and managing a millennial workforce is the focus of a 2017 CLM Annual Conference session with Dan Berman, Firm Chair and Founding Partner of WSHB. Anticipated to be the largest insurance claims conference in the country, CLM will host 2,000 claims professionals and outside counsel in Nashville. Joining Berman on the panel on March 30, 2017 at 3:25 p.m. are national thought leaders on this issue: Benjamin DiGiorgio from the Community Association Underwriters of America, Inc. and Mark Sahl, with Carpenter Hazlewood Delgado & Bolen, PLC.

A Macro Approach to Large-Scale Construction Defect Matters

Introduction Construction defect cases often bring with them a multitude of issues and parties. However, when the subject property is large and the defects are many, the issues and parties involved increase substantially. Below, we provide a macro-level approach to such large-scale construction defect matters, including who may be implicated and the inevitable coverage issues

WSHB Case Update: Statute Meant to Encourage Settlement Inflexible on Time Deadlines; Court of Appeal Makes Reasonableness Standard Secondary

In the continuing development of law in the interpretation of the California Right to Repair Act (California Civil Code sections 895, et seq (“SB 800”), the Fourth District Court of Appeal held on February 10, 2017, that a homebuilder must acknowledge a homeowner's notice of claim within the 14 day period provided in the statute, even if the Notice of Claim is insufficient under California Civil Code section 910. If the builder fails to provide a written response within this time, the homeowner is released from the requirements of the Act and can proceed directly to litigation.

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