Zack Kaylor Wins Summary Judgment in Construction Defect Case

Zack Kaylor won Summary Judgment in a construction defect case for a General Contractor against a townhome association. The General Contractor was no longer in business and its assets had been discharged in bankruptcy. Mr. Kaylor persuaded the Court that the Association’s claims were time-barred where it was aware of an actionable injury and failed … Continued

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Garth Unke and Alex Herman win construction defect claim for general contractor client

Garth Unke and Alex Herman obtained summary judgment on behalf of a general contractor, who was the target defendant in a $6.1 million construction defect case. The case involved allegations of negligent design of roof trusses, improper installation of lateral bracing by a framer and lack of proper onsite engineering and supervision. Dismissal was based … Continued

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Kirsten (“Kit”) Hansen Obtains Summary Judgment On Seller’s Disclosure Issue

Homeowners disclosed leakage in their basement in two separate seller’s disclosure statements, including their opinions as to the cause of the leakage and attempts made to resolve the issue. The purchasers admitted that they received the disclosures and had three separate inspections of the home. After the sale of the home, the basement flooded after … Continued

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Legal Matters: Change in indemnity law raises questions

There are a fair amount of questions as to how the changes in 337.05 are going to play out,” said Louise Behrendt, a partner with Minneapolis firm Stich, Angell, Kreidler, Dodge & Unke. “The intention was to eliminate the circumstances under which a general contractor could ask a subcontractor to insure the general for the general’s … Continued

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