The Court of Appeal of California, in North Counties Engineering, Inc. v. State Farm General Insurance Co., recently issued a significant opinion finding that statements and notes made by an insurance company’s employee can be used as evidence that an insurance company has a duty to defend its policyholder in a lawsuit.
by Christina Lincoln With the Internet now saturating everyday life, it is hard to believe that only 15 years ago a federal court in Texas classified Internet evidence as “voodoo information” that was “inherently untrustworthy” and impossible to authenticate. United … read more
Time is a critical resource in construction, as in “time is money.” In construction contracts, contractors must budget their resources, including labor, materials, equipment, supervision and overhead expenses, so they can realize an anticipated profit by the projected completion date.
BRIAN MORROW, P.E., ESQ NEWMEYER & DILLION Claims against the Georgia DOT for increased material costs are denied due to failure to comply with claim-notice requirements. Contract provisions in most standard construction industry contracts include claims and notice procedures and … read more
Site conditions that differ from what the contractor expects — including subsurface soil conditions — is one of the biggest risks for many contractors.
A mortgage lending firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area is finding it helps to be creative when originating jumbo loans today. The jumbo wasteland is a tricky place to navigate. By George Adair The Greek philosopher Aristotle is generally … read more
Building a Social Media Fan Base from Scratch By Genevieve Anton The mere act of putting up a social media site does not guarantee traffic. You can create a killer business page on Facebook, post every day and even get … read more
California’s Silicon Valley Economic Outlook is Encouraging; Market Ready for Home Building By Jason Kliewer of Trumark Homes The Silicon Valley housing market is becoming a bright spot for California, which continues to suffer from high unemployment and … read more
“How to Find, Manage and Coach the Right Expert Witness for Your Real Estate Development Case” By Barry Gross, President of Developer’s Research and David Parr, a founding partner of the law firm Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener, Wilhelm and Waldron LLP … read more
Broker to Banker: The Advantages to Mortgage Brokers By David Hardin Director of Retail Operations Bay Equity Home Loans Change. Few words in the English language evoke such equal and opposite feelings—of both dread and excitement. Rapid and relentless, everyday change … read more