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Finding the Right Engineering Expert Witness in California

Experienced attorneys usually have go-to sources for construction and engineering experts. However, cases in construction litigation can be curve-balls, where the expertise required is different from initial expectations or the issues are complex and need deep ...

Topics: Civil Engineering, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, Construction Legal Issues, Engineering, Construction Defect Claims

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From Our Case Files: Sub-Contractor Claim Resolution

Subject: Sub-Contractor Claim Resolution
Client: Randy Finch and Andrea Petray, Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP, San Diego, CA
Expert: Ted Bumgardner

Topics: Surety Claims, Construction Delay Claims, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, From Our Case Files

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Tragic Trifecta: Smart Home Risks, Natural Disasters and Dwindling Insurance Coverage

2019 marked the 26th anniversary of West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar
(WCCCDS), which took place in May at the Disneyland Hotel. As we have done every year
since our founding a decade ago, Xpera was a sponsor of the event and many of our key ...

Topics: Defects Analysis, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar, Construction Claims, Construction Defect, Construction Defect Claims

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The ABCs of eDiscovery

Strategies for achieving better outcomes and saving costs in high-stakes legal disputes

Topics: Computer Forensics, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Brian Hill, Construction Claims, Construction Legal Issues

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From Our Case Files: General Contractor vs. Sub-Contractor Claim Resolution

Subject: General Contractor vs. Sub-Contractor Claim Resolution

Topics: Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, From Our Case Files, Construction Defect Claims

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How Contractors Can Avoid Some Types of Construction Claims

Construction contractors live with risk every day, both in workplace safety and a whole slew of financial risks and legal disputes. It’s no secret that many private-owned construction companies end up closing shop in less than a decade, smaller contracting firms ...

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Risk Management, Construction Claims, Breach of Contract Claims, Construction Defect Claims

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Substantial Completion vs Final Completion: Learn the Difference

Construction projects usually have a clearly defined start date – it normally occurs days after the Notice to Proceed date – yet when you ask the project manager when the project will be complete, the answer may sound ambiguous. That is because there are different ...

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Claims, Risk Management, Construction Claims, Breach of Contract Claims

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Standard of Care Analysis in Construction Claims

In construction litigation and construction claims one term gets brought up time and time again: standard of care. Standard of care analysis is often used when there’s a delay, the building(s) have construction defects or when a party alleges that someone breached ...

Topics: Standard of Care Claims, General Contractor Standards, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, Building Codes and Standards

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Delay Claims: Time is Money (But Not Always)

The old adage that “Time is Money” has never been more true than as it relates to the development and construction of revenue producing properties. Between the Owner’s debt service expense on multi-million-dollar loans, lost revenue and the Contractor’s ...

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Construction Claims

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Effective Use of Experts: Construction Defect Litigation Leaders Weigh in

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of West Coast Casualty’s annual Construction Defect Seminar. Prior to its acquisition by Xpera, Roel Consulting Group was a founding sponsor of this leading educational event and Xpera has proudly continued to support WCC ever ...

Topics: Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar, Brian Hill, Construction Claims

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