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Statutory Offer to Compromise - A Potential Pitfall for CA Contractors, With a Way Out

USA - June 3 2021 A statutory offer to compromise a case is a common tool in litigation in California. Under CCP section 998, a party can make an offer to the opposing…

California Asbestos Trials in the Age of COVID-19

USA - July 16 2020 We continue to monitor how various courts in California are handling asbestos trials. The situation is unsurprisingly fluid. Some courts have started…

Important New Reporting Requirement for Some Construction Defect Settlements

USA - March 5 2019 In response to a tragic balcony collapse incident where the public later learned the contractor had paid millions to settlement defect cases in the…

The Affordable Care Act Impacts Future Medical Damages in California Lawsuits

USA - May 30 2017 The simple reality is that personal injury claims that are made against contractors tend to be substantial. Far too often, they involve significant…

Kimberly A. Blake.

Labor Law Compliance - an Essential Issue for the Contractor’s HR Team and Counsel to Consider

USA - November 7 2016 Many of my clients come to me with indemnity provisions and construction contracts to review; or mid-construction disputes for delays and extras or…