Las Vegas Partners Robert Schumacher and Brian Walters obtained a Supreme Court affirmation of summary judgment of a multi-million dollar construction defect claim at trial court on behalf of their client Lands West Builders, Inc. Read more.
Louisville Partner Angela Richie and Associate Angelo DiBartolomeo prevailed in arbitration on behalf of a client in relation to delay and change order claims, resulting in award in the amount of $644,000 for client’s change order claims and attorneys’ fees as the prevailing party. The general contractor was awarded nothing on its $4 million claim against the client.
Louisville Partner Angela Richie, Of Counsel Denise Motta, and Senior Counsel Bradley Taylor successfully briefed and argued a motion to compel arbitration and stay litigation in relation to claims filed by two bond claimants against a client’s payment bond where there were questions as to whether claims asserted against the client and the surety were subject to contractual arbitration provisions. Significantly, the court agreed with the argument that incorporation of the subcontract containing an arbitration provision into the bond subjected the bond claim to arbitration, even where the bond stated that legal action must be commenced in state or federal court.
Louisville Partner Angela Richie has been named to the Construction Practice Group’s National Leadership team. Effective immediately, Richie joins Allen Estes and Ernie Isola as co-chair of the firm’s national practice group. Read more.
Hartford Partner Todd Regan was featured in the article "Hot Topics in Construction and Surety Risk Management" published in NASBP's Surety Bond Quarterly. Read more.
Denver Partner Christine Kroupa authored an article "Keeping On with Staying Sane during COVID-19" published in the Fall 2020 edition of DRI's Sharing Success publication, the newsletter of the Women in Law Committee. Read more.
San Francisco Partner Ben Patrick authored an article "Do Those Plans Infringe on My Plans? Depends Where You Are," published in the November 2020 edition of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal. The article discusses copyright protections and infringement within the construction industry and summarizes how different federal court circuits have articulated the test for substantial similarity in construction designs. Read more.
On December 8, 2020, Los Angeles Partner Brenda Radmacher will lead, “Negotiation Tactics & Training,” for the 5th Annual Women in Design+Construction Conference. This workshop will be part of this year's virtual conference. Radmacher will explore and discuss tactics for successfully negotiating job offers, promotions, and contracts. Her interactive workshop will focus on the 4 step plan to negotiation (assess, plan, ask, package), and will walk each participant through specific negotiation scenarios. Learn more and register.
On November 19, 2020, Brenda Radmacher served as a panelist for “Find Your Strength: Becoming a Fierce Negotiator and Leader,” a live 60-minute webinar. The session was part of the Los Angeles Virtual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (LA WED). Read more.
On September 30, 2020, San Francisco Partner Lisa Cappelluti presented “Navigating the Right to Repair Laws: Opportunities for Failures and Strategies for Success,” at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance ("CLM") Construction Virtual Conference. Read more.
On November 3, 2020, Angela Richie and Rheanne Falkner presented a client webinar entitled, "Construction Industry Employers' Rights in an Age Where Pot Is Legal."
On October 27, 2020, Angela Richie and Associate Spencer Eastwood presented a client webinar entitled, "Stayin’ Alive: What You Need to Know and Do on the Front End to Make Sure Your Company Gets Paid."
On September 10, 2020, Angela Richie and Senior Counsel Scott Norman presented a client webinar entitled, "Keeping OSHA out of Your Bank Account."
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