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John Mill Discusses Vallagio Decision in Denver Business Journal

March 29, 2018 – The Denver Business Journal quoted Sherman & Howard construction lawyer John Mill in an article titled “‘Vallagio’ ruling means homeowners may not get a day in court in construction defects claims.”  The article discussed the importance of the Vallagio decision–a 2017 ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court that supports the arbitration of condominium construction defect claims.  The Court held that a “consent-to-amend” provision in a condominium declaration–requiring the developer’s written consent to remove an arbitration provision from the declaration–is valid under Colorado law.

While some have criticized the Vallagio decision, Mr. Mill was quoted as saying: “The Vallagio decision is the most important thing to affect condo development and construction in the last 10 years.  I think the Vallagio decision, long term, creates a more positive environment for condo development and that will encourage developers and contractors to build more over time.”

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“‘Vallagio’ ruling means homeowner may not construction defects claims,” Denver Business Journal. March 29, 2018.