Donald B. Brenner, Chair of Stark & Stark's Construction Litigation Group, presented a seminar at the 2010 New Jersey Cooperator Expo. The expo was held in Secaucus, New Jersey on May 5, 2010. Mr. Brenner presented a seminar entitled, Legal and Legislative Update: Important Decisions, New Laws, and how they Impact Your HOA, Condo. and/or Co-Op, in conjunction with Stark & Stark Community Association Group Co-Chairs, David J. Byrne and A. Christopher Florio.
Mr. Brenner discussed two key Appellate Division decisions published in 2009, both of which relate to the 'economic loss doctrine' and homeowners’ claims against sellers of defective building materials that were incorporated into the construction of their homes (Marrone v. Greer & Polman Constr. Inc., 405 N. J. Super. 288 (App. Div. 2009) & Dean v. Barrett Homes, Inc., 406 N. J. Super. 453 (App. Div. 2009)) Mr. Byrne discussed the United States Fair Housing Act and a recent decision regarding its application to 'companion animals'. Mr. Florio discussed two recent cases involving the fiduciary duties of board members and the business judgment rule.
You can listen to the full presentation online here.