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March 28, 2024

Construction Litigation Roundup: “Indeed, You Just Design ‘Em”

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, March 27, 2024 By: Daniel Lund, III, Phelps Dunbar LLP Seeking to be extracted from personal injury litigation initiated by a laborer on a project in New Orleans, an architect sued for negligence filed a motion for summary judgment. The plaintiff had “testified in his deposition that after demolishing most of one of […]

January 26, 2024

Burlington School Districts agrees to $880,000 settlement with Aldo Leopold construction manager for 2020 lawsuit

Source: https://www.mississippivalleypublishing.com/, January 26, 2024 By: Brad Vidmar The Burlington School District has released the details of their recently revealed $880,000 lawsuit settlement with construction manager Carl A. Nelson and Company (CANCO) for issues related to construction work performed at Aldo Leopold Intermediate School. In September 2020, the district filed a lawsuit against CANCO, Des […]

December 18, 2023

Exclusive: New York City says engineer who inspected Bronx building made grave error that likely led to collapse

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/, December 15, 2023 By: Ali Bauman A fundamental inspection error may have led to the partial collapse of a building in the Bronx this week. The person allegedly responsible for the error inspected hundreds of other buildings in New York City, the Department of Buildings commissioner said in an exclusive interview with CBS New York on […]

November 29, 2023

‘We’re nonstop chasing leaks’: Closed library had previous construction issues

Source: https://www.normantranscript.com/, November 28, 2023 By: Andrea Hancock In a press conference Tuesday, city leaders declined to assign blame for the water intrusion that has led to the closure of Norman Public Library Central. The library, which was built in 2019 for $39 million as part of the Norman Forward initiative, announced last week that […]

November 1, 2023

Design professionals see steady E&O renewals

Source: https://www.businessinsurance.com/, November 1, 2023 By: Matthew Lerner The market for architects and engineers professional liability coverage has remained largely stable in recent years as other lines have seen price hikes and capacity constraints, but some projects and structures can still be challenging to insure. Major construction projects and condominiums can present particularly thorny challenges, […]

October 18, 2023

Hickory can move forward following $1.3 million arches settlement, mayor says

Source: https://hickoryrecord.com/, October 18, 2023 By: Kevin Griffin Hickory Mayor Hank Guess said Wednesday the city can now move on after reaching a $1.325 million settlement in the collapse of the City Walk arches. “We’re satisfied with the result of the settlement and we’re wanting to move ahead with all the exciting economic development projects […]

October 3, 2023

Attorneys: Hickory reaches settlement in lawsuit over arch collapse

Source: https://hickoryrecord.com/, October 3, 2023 By: Kevin Kriffin Litigation over the collapse of the Hickory arches is coming to a close as the city of Hickory finalizes a settlement with four companies and one engineer. The parties came to terms during mediation in August, according to court documents. The mediation grew out of Hickory’s lawsuit […]

September 29, 2023

Civil Contractor

Source: Distinguished Programs A heavy highway and bridge contractor was hired to build an elevated highway. The contractor hired an engineer to design the temporary support structures (falsework) to be used to support the permanent structure until the highway was completed. A design flaw in the falsework caused a partial collapse of the highway resulting […]

September 8, 2023

Surfside condo collapse investigators say pool deck construction ‘deviated’ from design requirements

Source: https://abcnews.go.com/, September 7, 2023 By: Laura Romero Federal investigators looking into the Surfside, Florida, condo building collapse that killed 98 people in June 2021 revealed new findings in the probe on Thursday. The report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s investigation into the cause of the disaster at the Champlain Towers South building says, “the […]

September 8, 2023

Report: Davenport building collapse had two ‘root causes’

Source: https://www.thegazette.com/, September 7, 2023 By: Anthony Watt and Sarah Watson Removed brick and inadequate support structures caused the west wall at a downtown Davenport building to collapse in May, an investigative report released Thursday concluded. The report is dated Aug. 15, and was completed by two city-hired investigative engineering companies on the causes and […]

July 17, 2023

Nantucket Cottage Hospital sues design firm for $8 million over facility flaws

Source: https://www.dotmed.com/, July 10, 2023 By: John R. Rischer Architecture firm CannonDesign has found itself the target of an $8 million lawsuit filed by community healthcare provider Nantucket Cottage Hospital, in Massachusetts, which says that the company’s designs for its new facility violated state regulations, endangering its Medicare and Medicaid certification and costing it millions […]

July 13, 2023

Hunters Point Library architects sued over building’s accessibility issues

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/, July 12, 2023 By: Elle McLogan Widely regarded as one of the most stunning public buildings in recent New York history, the Hunters Point Library came with a luxury price tag of $41.5 million. But weeks after the concrete-and-glass structure opened in Long Island City in 2019, structural flaws were visible. Read more.

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