Monthly Archives: October 2014

Title Insurer’s Alternative to Recovery Under Insurance

Title insurance operates to protect an owner in the event of any defect in title that may prevent him or her from clearly owning the property, or from any encumbrances or liens the prior owner may have had on the … Continue reading

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Reasonable Attorneys Fees Award

What is a reasonable attorney’s fee award to a prevailing party?  That was the issue recently decided by the Court of Appeal for the First District in Syers Properties III, Inc. v. Ann Rankin et al (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 691. … Continue reading

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Architect Liability for Cost Estimates

Architects drafting plans for clients and estimating costs can find themselves liable to clients for incorrect estimates. When construction costs far exceed an architect’s estimate, he or she can be found liable for damages, as well as fraud and misrepresentation … Continue reading

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