Law Week 2013 continues with a look at the latest real estate and construction legal issues. View other Law Week 2013 topics here.

  • Clayton M. Anderson & Associates aim to serve homeowners

    Since 1982, Clayton M. Anderson & Associates (formerly known as Anderson & Kriger) has been developing a highly seasoned professional staff of construction industry experts who utilize their past experience in construction and technical fields, as well as the latest technology to present their clients’ claims in the best way possible.

  • Dispute resolution: It’s what they do and they take it personally

    According to Steven P. Dinkin, president of the National Conflict Resolution Center since 2003 and founder of West Coast Resolution Group in 2010, “We launched West Coast Resolution Group with one purpose: to provide exceptional mediation and dispute resolution services to the legal community.” To achieve that goal, Dinkin assembled a core group of highly respected neutrals with vast experience litigating and resolving civil cases.

  • A quick guide to the South Bay corruption case

    The ongoing South Bay school corruption cases involve 13 active or former area school officials, a construction bond underwriter and the president of a construction firm. All 15 defendants have pleaded not guilty to various charges, ranging from extortion and conspiracy for some to bribery and the intentional filing of false documentation for others. Most of them are charged with multiple counts of each of their alleged crimes. The acts detailed in the indictments deal in large part with the interactions of the school officials, who would carry out votes on who would handle construction and banking activities for projects approved by their districts, with bond underwriter Gary Cabello and Seville Construction Services President Jeffrey Flores. The indictments cover many years’ worth of accusations, highlighting acts such as a dinner reported to have been bought by Cabello for representatives of the Southwestern Community College District at Fleming’s Steakhouse around Oct. 30, 2008 – a dinner reported to have cost him more than $1,100. In all, the indictments laid out more than 200 charges against the 15 defendants.

  • GE sues utility as dredging restarts on Hudson

    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. -- General Electric Co. has filed a lawsuit against National Grid seeking money from the utility for a share of costs for the $1 billion-plus Superfund cleanup of contaminated sediment from the upper Hudson River.

  • SEC files civil charges against city of Victorville

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil charges Monday against the city of Victorville, a city official and a local agency accusing them of misleading investors by inflating property values so they could issue municipal bonds five years ago.

  • Bangladesh police interrogate building's owner

    SAVAR, Bangladesh — A Bangladesh court on Monday gave police 15 days to interrogate the owner of a building that collapsed last week, killing at least 382 people, as rescuers used heavy machinery to cut through the destroyed structure after giving up hopes of finding any more survivors.

  • 6 months after Sandy, thousands homeless in NY, NJ

    MANTOLOKING, N.J. — The 9-year-old girl who got New Jersey's tough-guy governor to shed a tear as he comforted her after her home was destroyed is bummed because she now lives far from her best friend and has nowhere to hang her One Direction posters.

  • Fewer California homes heading for foreclosure

    SAN DIEGO — The number of California homes entering the foreclosure process plunged to a more-than-seven-year low this year thanks to rising home prices, an improving economy and new laws designed to protect homeowners, a research firm reported April 23.

  • Changes in construction lien laws

    Four laws pertaining to construction mechanics' liens have had little effect since coming online last year.

  • Calif. sees amendments in workers' compensation

    Cases and claims dealing with workers' compensation got some major overhauls with Senate Bill 863, which took effect Jan. 1.

  • New law favors subs on indemnity agreements

    New changes to California construction indemnity agreements now favor subcontractors when it comes to legal fees.

  • Homeowner Bill of Rights helps distressed homeowners

    The likelihood of a homeowner being approved for a short sale and foreclosed on a day or two later has diminished as a result of California laws that took effect Jan. 1.

  • Council may seek exemption for Plaza de Panama

    It does not look like the Plaza de Panama project will be completed by Balboa Park’s centennial in 2015, but there is a small chance the project will move forward.

  • Pleas entered as stage is set for South Bay corruption trial

    The question of when a jury trial may begin in the criminal corruption cases involving former and current South Bay school officials, a construction bond manager and a contractor, has been answered. All 13 defendants not previously arraigned pleaded not guilty Friday.

  • Apartment owners voice opinions on proposed laws

    The San Diego County Apartment Association has staked its opposition to proposed legislation ranging from whether tenants will be able to smoke in their units to parcel and split-roll taxes.

  • Impact of One Paseo traffic study unclear

    An attempt to clarify the One Paseo traffic study left some still in the dark about what LOS D, E and F mean, and how the project will actually affect local roadways.

Profiles

  • Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick

    Immigration attorney Jacob Sapochnick has a lot of empathy for his clients. He was, after all, in their position not too many years ago.

  • Richard G. Rappaport M.D.

    When people hear the term forensic psychiatry, most assume the job involves bloody crime scenes and dead bodies — but not quite.

  • Biotech Beach Law Group, PC

    Whether they're startups or well-established corporations, biotech firms strive to create products that protect our health and well-being. But those products — ranging from stents and biochips to surgical tools and instrumentation — often need protection themselves in the form of patent and trademark rights.

  • Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC

    With a focus on doing work with San Diego businesses, Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC, a growing law firm with expertise in litigating and resolving civil matters in both state and federal courts, operates under the belief that legal counsel should act as a partner, not a vendor.

  • Klinedinst

    From his office overlooking the Broadway corridor, John Klinedinst has a direct bead on State Street, where he opened his first office as a solo practitioner in 1983.

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Archived Reports

Law Week 2013 - 2013

From April 29 to May 3, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series celebrating the business of law. Coverage includes stories on important issues like civil rights, real estate and construction, intellectual property, and legal education.