Monthly Archives: March 2013

Substantial Completion and the Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Cases

Amongst the tools available to defendants, time is one of the most powerful. Known as a statute of limitations, there exists a maximum time in which a plaintiff can sue a defendant and if that time expires then a plaintiff … Continue reading

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The Economic Loss Rule in California

Back in 1965, Justice Roger J. Traynor wrote the foundation for the Economic Loss Rule in Seely v. White Motor Co., (1965) 63 Cal. 2d 9. The rationale behind the case held the law of contracts or warranty should cover … Continue reading

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James River Ins. Co. v. DCMI, Inc — Broker liability in rescission actions

When an insurer sues for rescission, the insured is generally responsible for omissions and misrepresentations on insurance applications. That being said, when a third party brokers the deal between the insurer and the insured, he too is potentially liable. A … Continue reading

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Failure to Properly Maintain Client Trust Account Leads to Disbarment

Failure to properly maintain your client’s funds in the trust account can lead to disciplinary action, including disbarment, and can even constitute moral turpitude. This was the lesson learned by attorney Lon Barry Isaacson who was found culpable of willfully … Continue reading

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