RT ECP: Civil

April 19, 2017

Serious design, construction and maintenance defects doomed Oroville Dam, report says

Source: http://www.latimes.com, April 17, 2017 By: Ralph Vartabedian Design flaws, construction shortcomings and maintenance errors caused the Oroville Dam spillway to break apart in February, according to an independent analysis by Robert Bea for the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at UC Berkeley. Bea, a co-founder of the center and retired civil engineering professor, found […]

April 18, 2017

Developer McKafka sues architect, alleging construction delays and defects at the Crimson

Source: https://therealdeal.com, April 17, 2017 By: Francisco Alvarado An Aventura-based architecture firm allegedly left McKafka Development Group hanging, delaying construction on its 90-unit high-rise called the Crimson in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood, according to a lawsuit. McKafka, through its limited liability company Alpine Estates, accuses International Design Engineering and Architecture, or I.D.E.A. for short, of breaching […]

October 28, 2013

Policyholders: Beware of Choice of Law Provisions

Source: Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C., October 2013 New York District Court Applies “No Prejudice” Rule to Late Notice Claim for Policy “Issued and Delivered” Outside the State with NY Choice of Law Provision A New York federal district court applied the antiquated “no prejudice” rule to an insured’s late notice claim in Indian Harbor […]

September 6, 2013

Civil Infrastructure Project

State Entity overseeing a multi-billion dollar civil infrastructure project (highways, bridges, tunnels) sued the design team for $300,000,000 related to cost overruns, design errors, traffic software design flaws.  Alleged damages significantly exceed the total available design professional insurance.  

May 3, 2011

4 coal companies settle 2009 mine lawsuit filed by Breathitt residents

Source: http://www.kentucky.com, April 29, 2011 By: Dori Hjalmarson Four coal companies have settled a lawsuit by 91 residents along Quicksand Creek in Breathitt County who claimed poor reclamation of surface mines exacerbated flooding after heavy rains in May 2009. The terms of the settlement are confidential, said the plaintiffs’ attorney Ned Pillersdorf, but others called […]

May 3, 2011

MWRA to sue firms over massive water main break

Source: http://articles.boston.com, May 2, 2011 By: Beth Daley The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is preparing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against several companies for the catastrophic water main break last year that cut off clean water to nearly 2 million Boston-area residents for more than two days. The region’s water supplier says a panel has nearly completed […]


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