California Cases Concerning Subsequent Owners Right to Sue for Damage to a Building Before He Acquired It

Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Spectrum Community Assn. (2006) 141 Cal.App.4th 1117, 1139, [rejecting insurer's challenge to claim by homeowners association resting on premise that "no one can sue for property damage other than the party that owns the property at the time the damage occurs"]; Keru Investments, Inc. v. Cube Co. (1998) 63 Cal.App.4th 1412 [extending Vaughn to hold "that the cause of action for negligent construction ... was held by the [owner when it was done] and not the party to whom it transferred the property after the cause of action accrued"]; Krusi v. S.J. Amoroso Construction Co. (2000) 81 Cal.App.4th 995 [following Keru; holding that cause of action vested exclusively in owner of building at time of accrual]; Siegel v. Anderson Homes, Inc. (2004) 118 Cal.App.4th 994, 996 ["absent proof [that] the original owners suffered actual economic injuries as a result of the construction defects ... , they possessed no causes of action against the defendant that precluded the subsequent owners from maintaining their present claims"].)