Class Action Law Suit

Federal Judge Denies Shea Homes’ Motion to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit

On December 4, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez issued a 17-page order denying defendant Shea Homes, Inc.’s motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit filed against the builder, Blough v. Shea Homes, Inc., (U.S. Dist. Court, Western District of Washington, cause number 2:12-cv-01493-RSM.)  Here is a link to Judge Martinez’s Order Denying Shea…

Construction Materials

Recent Court Decision Clarifies Recovery of Attorney Fees in Construction Materials Dispute

Attorney fees are an important calculation in any dispute. While it may be worth a dime to recover a dollar, it is rarely worth a dollar to recover a dime. Often parties will anticipate the transaction costs of litigation and protect against them by including contract provisions for a “prevailing party’s” recovery of attorney fees. This can mitigate the cost of litigation, but also adds an element of risk.

Repair Contractor Gear

Don’t Let One Disaster Lead to Another: Tips on Selecting a Building Repair Contractor

Selecting the Contractor 1. Use your resources. Seek referrals from your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers, but DON’T STOP THERE.  One good reference is not enough. Search for contractors on the Better Business Bureau website. Search for reputable contractors with the National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Never forget…