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Acosta v. Glenfed Dev. Corp., B163118

In a construction defect action, defendants may not assert the 10-year limitations period in Code of Civil Procedure section 337.15 as a defense where there is a triable issue of fact as to whether there was willful misconduct involved in the construction of plaintiffs' homes.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/29/2005
  • Published 04/29/2005

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman and Lawrence P. Freeman, Woodland Hills, for Plaintiffs and Appellants., Kabateck & Garris, Brian S. Kabateck, Penny J. Manship, Los Angeles;  Law Offices of Ronald A. Hartmann and Ronald A. Hartmann, Tarzana, for Consumer Attorneys of California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants., Kasdan Simonds Riley & Vaughan, Barry C. Vaughan, Irvine, and Nikola J. Bates, Dana Point, as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar, Shayne L. Wulterin, Maxine J. Lebowitz, Jeffrey S. Behar, Paul S. Cooley, Long Beach;  Stephan, Oringher, Richman & Theodora, Harry W. R. Chamberlain II and Brian P. Barrow, Costa Mesa, for Defendants, Cross-Complainants and Appellants Glenfed Development Corp. and for Defendants and Respondents., Cooper, White & Cooper, Kathleen F. Carpenter, Dee A. Ware, Walnut Creek;  Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps and Charles A. Bird, Sqan Diego, for California Building Industry Association and Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants, Cross-Complainants and Appellants., Newmeyer & Dillion and Gregory L. Dillion, Newport Beach, for Centex Homes, William Lyon Homes, Inc., Standard Pacific Corp., KB Home, Fieldstone Communities, Inc., and 396 Investment Company as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants, Cross-Complainants and Appellants., Fred J. Hiestand, Sacramento, for Civil Justice Association of California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendants, Cross-Complainants and Appellants., Stanton, Kay & Watson and Lawrence H. Kay, San Francisco, for Construction Employers Association as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendants, Cross-Complainants and Appellants., Bohl, Cole & Wohlgemuth, Woodland Hills, and Anthony B. Nixon, Oak View, for Cross-Defendant and Respondent Jensen Plastering, Inc., Law Offices of Lydia Bouzalgou-Newcomb and Craig A. Holtz for Cross-Defendants and Respondents Jensen Plastering, Golden State Drywall, Inc. and Simpson's Finish Carpentry., Walsworth, Franklin, Bevins & McCall, Stephen M. Nichols and Nyra M. Elsayess, Orange, for Cross-Defendants and Respondents Letner Roofing Company, Inc. and Vineyard Roofing, Inc., Law Offices of Linda M. Libertucci, Brea, George W. Allen, Sarah Yoseloff;  Horvitz & Levy, David M. Axelrad and Frank J. Menetrez, Encino, for Cross-Defendants and Respondents Keller Plaster, Inc., Builders Showcase Interiors, Falconer Insulation & Drywall and Superior Plumbing, Inc., Summers & Shives, Robert V. Closson, Kellene J. McMillan and Lisa G. Shemonsky, San Diego, for California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Cross-Defendants and Respondents Keller Plaster, Inc., Builders Showcase Interiors, Falconer Insulation & Drywall and Superior Plumbing, Inc.
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