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February 28, 2017

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....

February 27, 2017

Current trends in jury verdicts is the focus of an interactive session with Jade Tran, partner at WSHB at the Combined Claims Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County, CA on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The program, “The Top 10 Highest and Lowest Verdicts for 2015 and 2016,” will explore the areas of auto/general liability, SIU/general liability and property litigation....

February 24, 2017

In a dangerous condition of public property claim, partner Greg Amundson and senior associate Jonathan Chen recently obtained summary judgment in favor of the City of Long Beach. A motorcyclist that became paraplegic alleged that a traffic sign blocked the view of a driver, who pulled out in front of him when he entered an intersection. Jonathan Chen drafted the successful Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of the City based on Government Code § 830.6, which provides public entities with design immunity. The successful motion was a joint effort with the City Attorney's Office against personal injury firm, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP....

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