Calif. Design Defects Case Falls in Favor of HOAs
In a unanimous decision, California’s Supreme Court has ruled that the principal architects for a condominium project may be sued directly by a condominium homeowners association for design defects. In that case, units in a condominium project in San Francisco allegedly developed several defects including water infiltration, structural cracks, and overheating that made units virtually uninhabitable at times. The association sued the architects, alleging that these defects were caused by negligent design.
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