Category Archives: Construction Defects

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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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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