Pinnacle's Limited Impact On Calif. Property Litigation

Law360, New York (November 2, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court recently issued an important decision concerning the forum for litigation of construction defect claims. However, as a practical matter, the court’s ruling may not have significant implications for construction defect disputes that also involve disputed first-party property insurance coverage claims.

Construction defect claims often result in complex litigation involving numerous parties, such as the property owner, the architect or engineer, the general contractor, and subcontractors and suppliers. In addition, property owners typically submit claims to their first-party property carriers, to recover damages...
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