In The News

Joanna has been active speaking, writing and teaching about various areas of the law. These include:

  • "California Court Of Appeal Speaks On Builder 'Right To Repair Act'", CCN Client Alert (2009);
  • "California Court of Appeal Strikes Repeated Blows to Arbitration Provision Contained in Builders' 2-10 Home Buyer Warranty", CCN Client Alert (2009);
  • “California "Right to Repair Act" Decision Allows Builders to Sue Manufacturers for Equitable Indemnity Absent a Showing of Resultant Property Damage”, CCN Client Alert (2009);
  • “Statute of Repose Construction Defect Ruling Benefits California Developers”, authored by Jeffrey D. Masters and Joanna C. Huchting, California Real Estate Journal (2009);
  • “New California Law Changes Residential Builders’ Indemnity Rights Again”, CCN Client Alert (2008);
  • “Contractual Predispute Jury Trial Waivers A Thing Of The Past”, CCN Client Alert (2005);
  • “Builders No Longer Taking Solicitation Lying Down”, CCN Real Estate Perspectives, PCBC Edition (2005);
  • “AB 758 Prohibits Type I Indemnity Provisions For Construction Defect Claims”, CCN Client Alert (2005);
  • “Builders’ Right To Disclaim Implied Warranties Upheld In California”, CCN Client Alert (2004);
  • “SB 800 Modification May Require Revisions To Builders’ Documents”, CCN Client Alert (2004);
  • “Builders Repair At Your Own Risk – Why California’s New Construction Defect Legislation Makes Alternative Dispute Resolution More Important Than Ever”, Mealey’s (2003);
  • “Homeowners Victorious In The Fight To Enforce Arbitration Agreements”, CCN Real Estate Perspectives (2002);
  • “California First State To Enact Mold Legislation”, California Constructor (2002);
  • “New Trends in Homeowner Warranties,” Builder Digest of California (Nov. 2001);
  • “ADR Rights for Builders”, Builder and Developer Magazine (July 2001);
  • “Pre-Claim Triage: Beyond Good Contracts and Customer Service”, CCN Real Estate Perspectives (Summer 2001).
  • "SB 800 Today," Development Solutions Services, Inc. Workshop, Calabasas (2008);
  • “Insurance Issues And The Right To Repair - SB 800 After Five Years - Is it Working?", Building Industry Association of Southern California, 2008 Risk Management Conference, Irvine (2008);
  • “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly”, Building Industry Association of Orange County (2007);
  • “SB800 – Legal Update And Impact On Consultants,” California Geotechnical Engineers Association, Las Vegas (2004);
  • “Avoiding The Fungus Among Us: Preventing And Responding To Mold Claims,” Midwest Builders Show, Chicago (2003);
  • “Legal Trends And Developments”, Bridgestone Continuing Education Seminar (San Francisco, 2001).
  • California Conference of Arson Investigators Expert Witness Course, Volunteer Trial Attorney, (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012);
  • "Customer Service In The Homebuilding Industry - SB 800 Overview", University of California at Irvine, Light Construction Development Management Program, Irvine (2008);
  • “Overview of Construction Defect Litigation,” University of California at Irvine, Extension (2001; 2002; 2003; 2004).