UDC-Universal Dev., LP v. CH2M Hill, No. H033610 - Contract Law - California Case Law
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UDC-Universal Dev., LP v. CH2M Hill, No. H033610

In an indemnity action arising from a lawsuit brought by a homeowner's association (HOA) over defective conditions in a condominium complex, trial court's order requiring defendant to reimburse plaintiff for the defense costs it had incurred in defending the HOA claims is affirmed where: 1) the indemnity provision does not state that there must be an underlying claim of negligence specifically against defendant in order to trigger its defense obligation; 2) the trial court did not err in its determination that plaintiff's claims were not barred by illegality of the parties' contracts; and 3) defendant failed to establish that it had incurred expenses that were attributable to plaintiff's failure to file a statutory certificate.   

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Appellate Information

Filed January 15, 2010

Judges

Opinion by Judge Elia

Counsel
For Appellant:   Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald and Bennett Lee, Ben Patrick and David R. Johnson

For Appellee:   Robinson & Wood and John B. Zimmerman and Hugh F. Lennon