Construction Litigation Archives

Better Late Than Never - Late Notice May Not Be Detrimental To Coverage Under An Occurrence Policy

As anyone who has ever tried to read through an insurance policy can attest, there are pages upon pages of terms, conditions, exclusions, limitations, definitions, and ... notice requirements. Most notice requirements in policies mandate that notice of a claim be provided in a prompt or timely manner. While the failure to strictly adhere to the policy's notice requirements can result in a forfeiture of coverage, late notice may not always be detrimental. In Marty Lat v. Farmers New World Life Insurance Company (10/16/18 Court of Appeal 2nd Dist.), the Court of Appeal held that an insurance company may not deny an insured's claim under an occurrence policy based on lack of timely notice or proof of claim unless the insurer can show actual prejudice from the delay.

3 Items For Your Winter Corporate Check-Up

One of BKCG's main goals is to help our clients avoid legal problems from occurring in the first place and, with that in mind, based on our clients' experiences and recent legal developments, we suggest you consider doing the following 3 things to help your company stay out of legal peril.

Construction litigation may end with $500,000 payment

Many Californians attend sports arenas to cheer on their favorite teams or go to concerts or other events held in such venues. A sports center in another state has been the central focus of a construction litigation situation that may finally have a solution in sight. The company that built the center stands to come out on top by getting back $500,000.

Where to go for help if construction litigation is unavoidable

No California business owner wants to waste time and money on lengthy courtroom battles surrounding disputes that have arisen during construction projects. While it is not uncommon for disputes to arise, most savvy business owners hope to avoid construction litigation whenever possible. However, it is good to know where to go for help should efforts to resolve a particular issue without intervention prove ineffectual.

Company faces construction litigation after girl dies in accident

Operating a business is about more than just providing a product or service and collecting a profit. Many times, a business will experience one or more unexpected problems, which could cause significant legal issues in California or any other state. One company is now facing this type of situation and is currently embroiled in a construction litigation case.

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