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Defect Lawyers Eye Neighboring States Judgments and settlements in construction defect lawsuits, awarding hundreds of millions of dollars to condominium associations, have caused large liability insurers to pull out of the California market, refusing to insure contractors for multifamily work. Partly because of the insurance crunch, construction of attached dwellings has ground to a near halt throughout California. By one estimate, more than 80% of the multifamily developments in the San Diego area have already been taken to court. Now, California law firms are casting hungry looks at fast-growing Nevada, according to a December 4 report in the New York Times. More than a hundred California attorneys have reportedly applied to the Nevada bar in the past year, lured by the