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Roberson: Flaws in construction-defects law only help lawyers

Sen. Michael Roberson, himself a lawyer, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday that flaws in Nevada’s construction-defects law are encouraging lawsuits that only benefit lawyers. Roberson, R-Las Vegas, said the Chapter 40 legislation was passed with good intentions but has helped fuel a 355 percent increase in construction-defect lawsuits over the past six years at the same time that new-home sales fell 86 percent. Roberson said the law essentially prevents builders from fixing construction problems and gives lawyers representing homeowners every incentive to delay cases as long as possible so they can run up huge fees for themselves. The …

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