Category Archives: Construction Law & Litigation

Architects Subject to Suit by Homeowners Despite Lack of Contractual Relationship

Architects in California may believe they are immune from a direct lawsuit by homeowners where their only contract is with the builder, and certainly where their contract with the builder disclaims any third party beneficiary rights.  Not so says the … Continue reading

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Architects Subject to Suit by Homeowners Despite Lack of Contractual Relationship

Architects in California may believe they are immune from a direct lawsuit by homeowners where their only contract is with the builder, and certainly where their contract with the builder disclaims any third party beneficiary rights.  Not so says the … Continue reading

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Harder Prevails in HOA Dispute

Foley & Mansfield partner Thomas A. Harder won a victory for the defense in a long running dispute between his client, a Minnesota homeowner’s association, and plaintiff, an adjoining retail association. The plaintiff was a retail association that shared common … Continue reading

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Builders in California May Further Limit the Statute of Limitations

The California Court of Appeal has upheld a provision in a construction contract by which the builder effectively shaved six years off the limitations period in which the owner could bring a construction defect lawsuit. In Brisbane Lodging L.P. v. … Continue reading

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Contractors Should Review Statutory Warranties

The St. Paul Pioneer Press recently released an article discussing expected home sales this Spring. According to the report, despite the shortage of inventory currently on the market, buyers are still being selective, and specifically making inspections part of their … Continue reading

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Foley & Mansfield Obtains Summary Judgment for Contractor/Developer

Foley & Mansfield lawyers Doug McIntyre and Dahrim Boulware recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of developer and general contractor Rottlund Homes, Inc. in a case venued in Hennepin County District Court, Metropolitan Lofts HOA v. Kraus-Anderson Corporation and Rottlund … Continue reading

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