LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: NEW CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION LAW INCREASES REGULATORY OVERSIGHT

October 04th, 2016/By Admin/In Blog, Real Estate and Construction Law

In June of 2015, six students died and seven others were seriously injured when a balcony collapsed during a birthday party in Berkeley, California.   Following the accident, investigators determined that the balcony had extensive dry rot damage caused by trapped water intrusion, and that the developer of the complex had a history of construction defect pay-outs.

On September 15, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 465 into law which provides the public with additional construction defect protection.  Read More

PUBLICATION: USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA EVIDENCE IN LITIGATION

June 22nd, 2015/By Admin/In Blog, General Litigation, Insurance Defense, Publication

“Use of Social Media Evidence in Litigation” was written by Firm Partner Robert M. Freedman to help business and legal professionals understand how trending social network communications can be used as evidence during the litigation process. Published in the Spring, 2015, edition of the Journal of American Law, this article discusses various types of social media evidence available in today’s tech-savvy world, as well as pitfalls to avoid when harnessing social media postings for admission in court. Read More

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