Parties to a construction or design contract can define their duties toward one another, in the event a third-party claim arising out of the working relationship is brought against one or both. In many cases, the terms of this type of agreement will require one party to indemnify the other, for money paid or expenses …

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  • July 23, 2021
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Kudos to our Managing Partner, Kristi Dean, who was recently nominated by the Los Angeles Business Journal for recognition at the Women’s Leadership Series.  Kristi was honored as an “accomplished and impactful leader” in the Los Angeles business community and, in part, for her role in successfully navigating Stone|Dean through challenges of a worldwide pandemic. …

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  • July 5, 2021
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During a recent lunch, I learned a friend of mine was considering moving her elderly parent from one city in California to another.   She sought bids from five (5) different moving companies that were referred to her from a company that advertises itself as “an online service that matches customers with local professionals.”  I have …

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  • June 10, 2021
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As previously chronicled in Stone | Dean blogs, lawsuits premised upon “bad faith” denials of business interruption claims premised upon Covid related shutdowns have been routinely dismissed by California Courts.  Courts have focused on the requirement contained in most policies that a “physical loss” must be present before such claims can be allowed.    The Los …

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  • March 29, 2021
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