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    Congratulations to BWB&O for Ranking #4 in Orange County Business Journal’s 2023 Book of Lists for Law Firms!

    April 10, 2023 —
    Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP is excited to announce that Orange County Business Journal has ranked our firm as a top 4 law firm in the 2023 Book of Lists! BWB&O continues to grow and strives to provide a consistently excellent work product and solution-oriented approach to our clients’ legal issues, coupled with hiring, and retaining diverse and outstanding lawyers, all while providing an outstanding work life balance/integration. We foster a culture that embraces family, friendship, and fun while also supporting individual growth. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Dolores Montoya, Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara LLP

    Subrogation 101 (and Why Should I Care?)

    July 16, 2023 —
    What is subrogation? Why am I being asked to waive it? Should I care? To answer that last question, let’s take a quick run at the first two. What Is Subrogation? “Subrogation” refers to the act of one person or party standing in the place of another person or party. It is a legal right held by most insurance carriers to pursue a third party that caused an insurance loss in order to recover the amount the insurance carrier paid the insured to cover the loss. This occurs when (i) the insurance carrier makes a payment on behalf of its insured as the result of a covered accident or injury, and then (ii) the insurer then seeks repayment from the at-fault party. Reprinted courtesy of Clark Thiel, Pillsbury and Alexis N. Wansac, Pillsbury Mr. Thiel may be contacted at Ms. Wansac may be contacted at Read the full story...

    Top Talked-About Tech at the 2023 ABC Joint Tech Summit

    May 15, 2023 —
    At the 2023 ABC Joint Tech Summit in Tysons Corner, Virginia, on April 27, there was talk, of course, of various construction technologies, including AI, VR, autonomous vehicles, impairment detection, digital twins, blockchains and Spot the Robot Dog. All this different tech, however, was discussed for the same two reasons: safety and efficiency. While some companies are just discovering the vast uses for and benefits of smart technology in construction, other companies are already well into adoption and implementation. Here is a breakdown of some of the contech showcased at the Joint Tech Summit, which was presented by four ABC chapters: Chesapeake Shores, Greater Baltimore, Metro Washington and Virginia. AUTONOMOUS MACHINES The talk of the Tech Summit was Spot the Robot Dog from Boston Dynamics. Spot can walk, run, crawl, climb stairs and tortuous terrain, right itself from a fall, return to its charging port when its battery runs low and is compatible with a variety of add-ons, like 360 cameras. Spot is controlled via tablet and can be programmed to run on its own, allowing for increased worker and jobsite safety and productivity. Reprinted courtesy of Grace Arnold, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved. Read the full story...

    Idaho Business Review Names VF Law Attorney Brittaney Bones Women of the Year Honoree

    July 31, 2023 —
    Meridian, Idaho: June 23, 2023 – VF Law, a full-service law firm with offices across the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest, is pleased to announce that associate Brittaney Bones has been recognized as an honoree for the 2023 Idaho Business Review Women of the Year Awards. The distinguished recognition celebrates 50 female leaders across Idaho who have made their mark while continuing to pave the path of leaders for the future. When reviewing the applications, the judges considered excellence in leadership and a willingness to advance mentorship opportunities among the other considerations. In her work with the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Idaho, Bones currently serves as Vice Chair for the Legislative Action Committee. She monitors state legislation coming out of Boise. Accordingly, Bones seeks to educate lawmakers specifically on how pending legislation will affect the lives of people living and working throughout the Gem State. She also mentors students at the College of Idaho and has donated her time to the Rock Bottom Foundation, which provides meals to the unhoused. Bones’s other accolades include an International Law Writing Award from Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT) for her 2020 article “Potential Solutions to Concerns over the Treatment of U.S. Investment in China: The Need for a U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty.” She frequently speaks at CAI events, helping to prepare her fellow legal professionals for challenges in the field—and those yet to come. About VF Law VF Law is a full-service, multi-state law firm. At VF, we believe that experience and knowledge are crucial; that’s why every attorney on our staff maintains a high level of expertise to ensure client success. VF possesses unmatched experience in providing HOA guidance, planning for healthy buildings from the ground up, helping small businesses and corporations run smoothly, handling real estate transactions and disputes, creating wills and trusts, and more. Visit

    Connecticut Court Clarifies a Limit on Payment Bond Claims for Public Projects

    May 15, 2023 —
    In All Seasons Landscaping, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Co., No. DBD-CV21-6039074-S, 2022 WL 1135703 (Conn. Super. Ct. April 4, 2022) the plaintiff, a subcontractor on a state project, commenced a lawsuit against the surety who issued a payment bond on the project two years after the subcontractor last performed any original contract work on the project. The defendant surety moved to dismiss the action based on the one-year statute of limitation in Connecticut General Statute § 49-42. The plaintiff countered that it complied with that deadline because it also performed warranty inspection work after the contract was completed and within the limitation period in section 49-42. The issue of whether warranty work or minor corrective work can extend the limitations period in section 49-42 had not previously been addressed by a Connecticut court. Section 49-42(b) governs the limitation period on payment bond claims on public projects. It provides in relevant part that “no … suit may be commenced after the expiration of one year after the last date that materials were supplied or any work was performed by the claimant.” Section 49-42 provides no guidance on what “materials were supplied or any work was performed” by the claimant means, nor is there any direct appellate-level authority in Connecticut on this issue. What is clear under well-established law in Connecticut is that the time limit within which suit on a payment bond must be commenced under Section 49-42 is not only a statute of limitation but a jurisdictional requirement establishing a condition precedent to maintenance of the action and such limit is strictly enforced. If a plaintiff cannot prove its suit was initiated within this time constraint, the matter will be dismissed by the court as untimely. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Bill Wilson, Robinson & Cole LLP
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    BWB&O’s Los Angeles Partner Eileen Gaisford and Associate Kelsey Kohnen Win a Motion for Terminating Sanctions!

    April 25, 2023 —
    Congratulations to Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP Partner Eileen Gaisford and Associate Kelsey Kohnen for successfully arguing and winning a Motion for Terminating Sanctions for BWB&O’s client, a hotel in Los Angeles County. The court granted BWB&O’s Motion for Terminating Sanctions and Plaintiff’s Complaint was dismissed with prejudice. Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging she sustained multiple injuries after a slip and fall in a hotel. Plaintiff’s complaint alleged that BWB&O’s client was negligent, careless, and reckless in the ownership, care, control, and maintenance of the premises. BWB&O aggressively defended its client and filed several motions, arguing Plaintiff’s conduct abused the discovery process. The Court sided with BWB&O and granted its Motion for Terminating Sanctions, and the lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Dolores Montoya, Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara LLP

    Construction Litigation Roundup: “I Never Had a Chance”

    May 29, 2023 —
    “I never had a chance.” Such was the plea of a general contractor to a Maryland federal court after having been terminated for failure to perform. “The Agreement provides no express right to cure,” found the court, weighing in on the contractor’s wrongful termination claim. Indeed, the contract was also very clear on termination, allowing for termination for cause on numerous bases, including a common catchall: if the contractor “persistently fails to perform the provisions of this Agreement.” In advance of the actual date of termination, the owner wrote to the contractor, in accordance with the contract: “Notice is also given that seven days from the date of this correspondence, [owner] will exercise its [termination] rights under Section of the Contract." The communication from the owner contained no discussion of allowing the contractor an opportunity to cure its alleged default. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Daniel Lund III, Phelps
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    Insurer Doomed in Delaware by the Sutton Rule

    September 12, 2023 —
    In Donegal Mut. Ins. Co. v. Thangavel, No. 379, 2022, 2023 Del. LEXIS 227, the Supreme Court of Delaware (Supreme Court) considered whether the Sutton Rule prevented the plaintiff from pursuing subrogation against the defendants. As applied in Delaware, the Sutton Rule explains that landlords and tenants are co-insureds under the landlord’s fire insurance policy unless a tenant’s lease clearly expresses an intent to the contrary. If the Sutton Rule applies, the landlord’s insurer cannot pursue the tenant for the landlord’s damages by way of subrogation. Here, the Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s decision that the Sutton Rule applied because the lease did not clearly express an intent to hold the tenants liable for the landlord’s damages. In Thangavel, the plaintiff, Donegal Mutual Insurance Company (Insurer), provided property insurance to Seaford Apartment Ventures, LLC (Landlord) for a residential property in Delaware. Sathiyaselvam Thangavel and Sasikala Muthusamy (Tenants) leased an apartment (the Premises) from Landlord and signed a lease. Insurer alleged that Tenants hit a sprinkler head while flying a drone inside the Premises which caused water to spray from the damaged sprinkler head, resulting in property damage to the Premises. Landlord filed an insurance claim with Insurer, who paid Landlord $77,704.06 to repair the damage. Insurer then sought to recover the repair costs from Tenants via subrogation. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Katherine Dempsey, White and Williams LLP
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