A residential builder must assert insufficiency of claimant’s notice within 14 days under the California Right to Repair Act also known as SB 800. Edited by: Charles Redfield William Blanchette, et al. v. The Superior Court of Imperial County California Court Of Appeals, Fourth Appellate District (February 10, 2017) The Right to Repair Act, Civil…

The Right to Repair Statute in California requires a homeowner show a breach of contract or negligence to succeed. Issue By: Joseph M. Fenech Acqua Vista Homeowners Association v. MWI, Inc. California Court of Appeals, Fourth Appellate District (January 26, 2017) Civil Code § 8951 et seq. (the “Act”) establishes a set of building standards…

Hostile work environments require both prompt and effective responses from employers. Issue By: James F. Regan Efrain Reynaga v. Roseburg Forest Products Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (January 26, 2017) Courts have long recognized that a workplace in which racial hostility is pervasive constitutes a form of discrimination. When the workplace is permeated with discriminatory…

Issue By: Trevor W. Montgomery Ruth Stueve, et al. v. Buchalter Nemer, et al. Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District January 18, 2017 Under California law, an action must be “brought to trial” within five years of the filing of a civil complaint. If the time period is not tolled by statute, the case must…

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