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Home builder alleges trade secret theft of strategic plan by former executive

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 7 2008

One of the nation’s large home builders recently filed suit against a former executive in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico for alleged misuse of the company’s trade secrets related to a highly confidential internal strategic plan

Connecticut Supreme Court refines the "piercing the corporate veil" doctrine

  • Day Pitney LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 20 2010

The Connecticut Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the doctrine of "piercing the corporate veil" cannot apply to a single-owner limited liability company absent a finding that the owner used his control over the entity to perpetrate a fraud

Partner's fraud found to be non-dischargeable by "innocent" partner

  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
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  • USA
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  • November 22 2010

Late this summer, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, took on an issue of first impression - whether the fraud of one partner can be imputed to an "innocent" partner in order to render a judgment non-dischargeable

Tricks and traps in buying and selling building materials and related companies

  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 18 2010

There are three features of building materials companies that make them especially problematic from the standpoint of buyers and sellers

California contractors can soon be licensed as limited liability companies

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 19 2011

Prior to January 1, 2011, the California Corporations Code prohibited LLCs from rendering "professional services as defined in section 13401 and 13401.3" of the Corporations Code

Kentucky adopts economic loss doctrine contractors’ contract remedies for disputes in construction projects of renewed importance

  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
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  • USA
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  • August 1 2011

On June 16, 2011, Kentucky’s highest court adopted the economic loss doctrine

Arizona Supreme Court rejects homeowners’ attempt to lengthen the Statute of Repose for property defect claims

  • Fennemore Craig
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  • USA
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  • August 9 2011

On June 30, 2011, the Arizona Supreme Court, in Albano v. Shea Homes, issued an advisory opinion to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, concluding class action “tolling” does not apply to extend the time limit set by Arizona’s Statute of Repose for homeowners to file lawsuits against builders for construction defects

Advisory-LLCs can finally become licensed California contractors

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 10 2011

California law directs the Contractors’ State License Board, no later than January 1, 2012, to begin processing applications by limited liability companies for contractors’ licenses

Offer, acceptance, and consideration examined by the Court of Chancery

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 11 2012

In the recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision of James J. Gory Mechanical Contracting, Inc. v. BPG Residential Partners V, LLC and the BucciniPollin Group, Inc., Del. Ch. C.A. No. 6999-VCG (Del. 30, 2011), the Court examined the fundamental contract tenets of offer, acceptance, and consideration in denying Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss the Complaint

Pennsylvania Superior Court rejects fraud requirement for UTPCPL catchall liability

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 18 2012

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently departed from a settled line of cases in holding that “misleading conduct,” as opposed to fraud, could support a violation of the catchall provision of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (“UTPCPL”