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  •   For more information contact: Christopher E. Ng Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP 1880 Century Park East, 12th Floor Los Angeles, California 90067 Phone: (310) 734-3367 email: cng@gibbsgiden.com The content contained herein is published online by Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP (“Gibbs Giden”) for informational purposes only, may not reflect the most current legal developments, verdicts or settlements, and does not constitute legal advice. Do not act on the information contained herein without seeking the advice of licensed counsel. For specific questions about any of the content discussed herein or any of the content posted […]

  •   For more information contact: Christopher E. Ng Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP 1880 Century Park East, 12th Floor Los Angeles, California 90067 Phone: (310) 734-3367 email: cng@gibbsgiden.com The content contained herein is published online by Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP (“Gibbs Giden”) for informational purposes only, may not reflect the most current legal developments, verdicts or settlements, and does not constitute legal advice. Do not act on the information contained herein without seeking the advice of licensed counsel. For specific questions about any of the content discussed herein or any of the content posted […]

  • New ballot measure may force business owners to rethink their real property exposure. Enacted in 1978, Proposition 13 established that real property taxes in California (whether on commercial, residential or industrial property) are based on the purchase price of the subject property. These taxes are generally[1] limited to 1% of the purchase price of the property and are subject to an annual increase of 2% or the rate of inflation[2], whichever is lower. These limitations are often a boon to property owners since property tax liability is pegged to the owners’ cost basis instead of the property’s market value (which, […]

  • To Our Valued Clients:  Yesterday, as you likely know, the Governor of California issued an Executive Oder (the “Order”) related to COVID-19 and directing all California residents to “immediately heed the current State public health directives” regarding COVID-19.  The Order cited the Order of the State Public Health Officer which orders “all individuals in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors…” The Order continued “[t]he federal government has identified 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks…are considered so vital to […]

  • Levelset collected advice from leading construction law attorneys. Gibbs Giden partner Christopher Ng suggests that “parties should get ahead of a very tangled legal situation NOW.”  Read 8 Construction Lawyers Give Scary Advice for Contractors to Survive Coronavirus here. This content does not constitute legal advice. Do not act on the information contained herein without seeking the advice of licensed counsel. This may not be reproduced or used in whole or in part without the written consent of Levelset and the firm. For more information contact: Christopher E. Ng Phone: (310) 552-3400 email: cng@gibbsgiden.com  For specific questions about any of the […]

  • Public Contract Code section 5110 provides a very narrow exception to the general rule that a contractor cannot recover costs of work performed if a construction contract with a public entity is invalidated. More specifically, subsection (a) provides that if a public contract “is later determined to be invalid due to a defect or defects in the competitive bidding process caused solely by the public entity,” the contractor may recover its reasonable costs, specifically excluding profit, of the labor, equipment, materials, and services furnished by the contractor prior to the determination that the contract is invalid. In a recent Court […]

  • Yesterday the NBA announced that it has suspended its regular season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19).  Given the NBA schedule in the last two weeks, the entire NBA might have been exposed to the coronavirus!  Yesterday, President Trump also stated he was sharply restricting travel to the United States from more than two dozen European countries. While the Center for Disease Control (CDC) continues to issue caution given coronavirus does not pose an immediate risk of exposure for most people in the United States, given these announcements and the high probability that there will […]

  •  Jason M. Adams discusses the importance of obtaining required specific insurance coverage based on the contract.  Read his article in the March issue of Financier Worldwide Magazine.  Jason M. Adams, Esq. is a partner at Gibbs Giden representing construction professionals (owners/developers, contractors, architects, etc.) in the areas of Construction Law, Insurance Law and Risk Management, Common Interest Community Law (HOA) and Business/Civil Litigation. Adams is also a licensed property and casualty insurance broker and certified Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS).  Mr. Adams can be reached at jadams@gibbsgiden.com. The content contained herein is published online by Gibbs Giden Locher Turner […]

  • In February 2012, Aetna Life Insurance Company (“Aetna”) filed a lawsuit in Santa Clara County Superior Court against Bay Area Surgical Management, LLC (“BASM”). The case is captioned Aetna Life Ins. Co. v. Bay Area Surgical Management, LLC.  The outcome of the Aetna case is profound, and in my own practice, I have consistently warned physicians to be mindful of when they waive co-pays and deductibles, and to do so only in certain, limited circumstances. Just ask BASM, a moderately sized outpatient surgery practice which was tagged with a $37,400,000.00 jury verdict. The Aetna case is relatively dated, but the lessons will never stale. […]