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February 19, 2013
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Bill would end lawyers' guaranteed fees in construction-defect lawsuits

Sens. Michael Roberson of Henderson, Joe Hardy of Boulder City and Ben Kieckhefer of Reno introduced legislation Monday that's aimed at cleaning up what builders see as some of the worst issues surrounding construction-defects law.

SB161 would first strengthen the definition of a construction defect to require that it be something "which presents an unreasonable risk of injury to a person or property or which results in physical damage in violation of accepted standards of quality."

It also would eliminate the automatic awarding of attorney fees in construction-defects cases. That provision is unique in the nation, and changing it would …

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