Posted on: February 21, 2018

What Are the Most Common Defects? There are four main categories that all construction defects can fall under for a given project. These are design defects, engineering defects, construction defects and the use of defective materials in the construction of the project. Design defects can include defects in the architectural plans or details, such as a design that fails to comply with local building and safety codes.  Engineering defects can include errors in engineering calculations for structural, mechanical, civil and geotechnical components for the project. Construction defects typically result from the contractor failing to perform the construction in conformance with … Read More

Posted on: February 15, 2018

Thousands of construction projects are happening in your city right now, and with these projects come contracts and legal obligations that contractors and owners involved need to follow. Construction law contains an immense array of contractual and statutory requirements and deadlines, and this area of law has grown significantly in recent years. What Are the Different Types of Construction Disputes? Construction litigation can be broken down into three main categories of project types: residential (single family homes and multi-unit housing), commercial (office building and retail stores) and industrial (manufacturing plants and factories). Depending on the project, the people involved are … Read More

Posted on: February 9, 2018

John and Christa Ramey, Founders of Ramey Law, PC, have once again been recognized as being among the top 5% of attorneys in the State of California, as recognized by Super Lawyers. If you are injured and need help, call us! We can help!

Posted on: February 4, 2018

Since the introduction of the first iPhone 10 years ago, smartphones have exploded into society. Today, 92 percent of teenagers have a cellphone. With any huge technological change comes a variety of pros and cons; with more forms of communication (including social media) comes more risk of social isolation. Cyberbullying has only become a large issue in the past few years, and most people are still unaware of how dangerous it is. What Are the Facts? From 2010 to 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the rate of suicide and severe depression increased by over 30 … Read More

Posted on: January 20, 2018

Ramey Law P.C. recently obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of homeowners of a custom home in the Hollywood Hills. The home, constructed on a hillside and consisting of three different structures, had numerous construction defects, including a poorly constructed roof which led to major water instruction and significant water damage to the interior of the main residence building following a heavy rainstorm. The firm assembled a team of highly qualified experts in architecture, engineering, construction and real estate to develop an extensive database of defects, a repair bid and other costs for relocating the homeowners during the period needed … Read More

Posted on: January 20, 2018

Attorney John F. Ramey was recently named a 2016 Southern California Super Lawyer. Only five percent of all attorneys in the state receive this exclusive recognition. As a part of Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers composes an annual list of the most outstanding lawyers across the country. Recognizing attorneys in more than 70 practice areas, the list is compiled through a multiphase process. This process allows Super Lawyers to build a credible, relevant listing of attorneys who have proven skills and adhere to the highest ethical standards. Peer recognition plays a key role in the nomination process, but independent research is … Read More

Posted on: January 20, 2018

Ramey Law congratulates Jennifer Barrow, winner of Ramey Law’s first annual 1st Year Law Student Scholarship. Jennifer is attending the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. Thanks also to the many well-qualified applicants for the scholarship. Ramey Law wishes Jennifer and all of you the best of success as you embark on your legal careers! Jennifer Lee Barrow Biography: Jennifer was born in Weymouth, MA and is the oldest of three children.  She was the Valedictorian of East Bay High School, Gibsonton, FL, for the Class of 2000, and graduated from the United States Military Academy (West … Read More

Posted on: January 20, 2018

Ramey Law P.C. recently represented a general contractor sued by a homeowner in connection with a large, remodeling project on a water view home. The homeowner had sued the firm’s client as a result of water intrusion into the home at multiple locations, and was initially seeking over one million dollars in repair costs and relocation damages. The firm retained a team of experts to aggressively investigate the defect claims and to develop a reasonable cost of repair for the construction defects while at the same time pursuing the specialty contractors and material suppliers whose defective work and materials had contributed … Read More

Posted on: January 20, 2018

The firm recently completed a jury trial involving a suit to obtain payment for the firm’s client against a homeowner who refused to pay for a change order authorized by the homeowner’s representative to install an exterior video surveillance system during the course of a multi million dollar home remodeling project. After the firm filed suit to obtain payment of the change order the homeowner, in turn, filed a cross-complaint for construction defects related to the same work performed under the change order. At trial, the firm presented expert testimony which showed that the exterior video surveillance system was performing … Read More

Posted on: January 20, 2018

The firm recently obtained an arbitration award for its client, an independent film producer, in a breach of contract action against an individual who had been hired to serve as the visual effects supervisor for an independent film being produced by the firm’s client. The individual, who was hired to serve as the visual effects supervisor for the film, was fully paid for the services by our client, yet failed to deliver the full amount of visual effects for which he was paid, and provided visual effects which are of substandard quality. Using expert witness testimony concerning the quality of … Read More

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