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Minor Injuries When Roof Collapses at California Casino

Eleven people suffered mostly minor injuries when a roof collapsed Monday at a Los Angeles area casino, raining debris into the lobby area, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department received multiple calls following the collapse around 10 a.m. …

Police Say Defects May Have Caused Balcony Collapse that Injured Utah Couple, 5 Kids

A Utah couple and five of their nine children are recovering from injuries after the balcony on their home collapsed. Spring City police say the accident occurred about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Adam Burningham, his wife …

Suit Filed Against Wyoming Developer in Deadly Trench Collapse

A wrongful death lawsuit claims dangerous work conditions and a Wyoming developer’s negligence caused the deaths of two men when a trench collapsed last year. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports the lawsuit was filed Tuesday on behalf of …

Hawaii Condo Owners Suing Building Contractor

Members of a Hawaii condominium association have filed a lawsuit saying the building is unsafe and uninhabitable. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the lawsuit filed by owners of units in the 3-year-old Waiea tower in the Kakaako neighborhood of Honolulu …

Minot, North Dakota, Homeowners Blame Inspector Negligence on City

Some Minot, N.D., homeowners are expressing difficulty selling property after discovering city building inspectors failed to identify flawed construction before issuing certificates of occupancy. Then, they discovered the city might not be liable. Resident Jon Newman tells the Minot Daily …

Costs to Repair California’s Damaged Oroville Dam to Top $500M

California officials say repair costs at the nation’s tallest dam will be nearly double the original estimate of $275 million. Department of Water Resources spokeswoman Erin Mellon said last week the contract with Kiewit Corp. at 770-foot Oroville Dam will …

Joe Montana Files Suit Against Developer of San Francisco Sinking High-Rise

Former San Francisco 49er Joe Montana has filed a lawsuit against the developers of a luxury high-rise condominium tower in Northern California that is sinking at an unexpected rate. San Jose television station KNTV reported Montana filed the last suit …

Owner Alleges Defect; Wants ‘Invincible’ Missouri Home Torn Down

Designed to withstand tornadoes, earthquakes and even bomb blasts, a castle-like southwest Missouri home that was meant to last forever must be torn down and erected again, its owner argues in an ongoing lawsuit. Pensmore, a 72,000-square-foot home, might not …

California Bill Would Require Disclosure of Construction Settlements

Construction companies will have to disclose building defects such as those that could have contributed to a deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley under a state legislative proposal . The bill by two Northern California state lawmakers would require construction companies …

Nevada Governor Signs Construction Defect Bill

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits over construction defects after the measure passed through the Republican-controlled Legislature along party lines. The Republican governor said AB125, which was sponsored by Republican Assemblyman Ira Hansen, …