Saturday, November 29, 2008

Please, Comment...

In response to this new layout feature.

The goal of the new embedded comment box (below) is to make it more inviting for you, my readers, to comment.

So, let me know if it works...

Friday, November 28, 2008

Will Litigate for Food (Again)...

Once again, Hobbs & Olson will be providing credits on bills to our clients who bring in donations for the Utah Food Bank; each non-perishable item will earn a ten dollar credit on existing bills. And this year, in light of the increased need for contributions, we'll credit up to $200.00 (twenty cans).

So, bring in the cans. Bring more than twenty. And if you're not a client, or you're a client without an outstanding balance, bring them in anyway! We'll be accepting contributions in our bin for the remainder of the year...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Argument...

before the Utah Supreme Court on the continued vitality of the Economic Loss Doctrine (which regular readers know that I "love to hate"), will be heard on Tuesday, December 2, at 9 a.m.

Arguments will be at the Utah Supreme Court, 450 South Main, 5th Floor, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The appeal arises from a dispute between the Davencourt at Pilgrim's Landing Townhome Owners Association and the entities involved in the development of the project. The lawsuit involves allegations of serious construction defects; the development entities successfully argued in the trial court that the economic loss doctrine precluded most of the plaintiff's claims.

I won't get to argue to the court, but I'll be in the audience cheering the plaintiffs on. I was allowed to file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief on behalf of the Community Associations Institute. A copy of my brief is available here.

I hope to see you there. And remember, although the public is allowed, literal cheering from the courtroom is strongly discouraged.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Upcoming Posts

Regular visitors and subscribers to this blog may have noticed my uncharacteristic silence for the last while; I was more than slightly obsessed with the election, and then had to spend some time trying to catch up.

One of the matters that I have been working on is the Best Practices Manual on Environmental Issues and Sustainability; I also created and co-presented a seminar on "The Art of Creating a Green Mixed Use Project". I promised the attendees that I'd post the Power Point which contains a number of links to great sites; here it is.

Over the next few weeks, as I work on the project, I'll post some of the better ideas and links that I find.