RT ECP: Claims - A&E Prof Liability

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.

July 7, 2023

Flint contractor agrees to settlement of lead contamination lawsuits

Source: https://www.newstimes.com/, July 6, 2023 By: Ed White An engineering company accused of being partially responsible for Flint’s lead-contaminated water in 2014-15 has agreed to settle lawsuits brought by residents of the Michigan city, attorneys said Thursday. Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, an engineering firm known as LAN, said in a court filing that a confidential […]

June 16, 2023

Pool deck at Florida’s collapsed Surfside tower had ‘critically low margins against failure,’ probe finds

Source: https://www.chicagotribune.com/, June 15, 2023 By: Aaron Leibowitz, Sarah Blaskey and Linda Robertson Investigators with the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a preliminary summary of their findings Thursday regarding the catastrophic collapse of Champlain Tower South, stating the pool deck had “critically low margins against failure.” According to the summary, the pool deck […]

June 8, 2023

Who will pay to fix Spokane Valley’s sinking City Hall?

Source: https://crosscut.com/, June 8, 2023 By: Nicholas K. Geranios When the new city hall in the newish city of Spokane Valley was completed in 2017, Mayor Pam Haley quickly knew something was wrong. Big cracks were forming in some walls, around doors and in the concrete floor and brick exterior. And water was seeping into  […]

June 5, 2023

Resident of collapsed Iowa building sues property owner and contractors

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/, June 5, 2023 By: Marlene Lenthang and Erik Ortiz A resident of the Iowa building that partially collapsed last week filed a lawsuit Monday against its owner, the city of Davenport, and engineers and contractors who worked on the building, alleging that they knew it was failing but intentionally kept tenants in the dark, even […]

May 22, 2023

NYC sues architect of Hunters Point Library for $40M over handicapped access failure

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/, May 21, 2023 By: Prapti Upadhayay A major legal battle is brewing in New York City as the designer of the prestigious Hunters Point Library in Long Island City is being sued for allegedly failing to provide handicapped access. City lawyers filed a lawsuit against architect Steven Holl and his firm in Manhattan […]

April 12, 2023

State sues architectural firm, alleging error on Bellevue vets’ home project

Source: https://omaha.com/, April 11, 2023 By: Lori Pilger The State of Nebraska is suing a Lincoln company it had a contract with for architectural and engineering services on a 25,000-square-foot addition to the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Bellevue. In a lawsuit filed this week in Lincoln, Assistant Nebraska Attorney General Erik Fern said the […]

1 2 3 24


The RT ECP team frequently publishes in-house articles, reposts relevant news reports and creates educational videos known as "quibinars". For more information or to subscribe, please click on the button below.




Find a Broker or Underwriter

Search by product, location or name

Please Update Your Browser

Unfortunately Microsoft is no longer providing support or security fixes for your web browser. RT Specialty values the safety and security of its clients’ data, and as such this site requires the use of a modern web browser. To update your web browser, please see the links below. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email info@rtspecialty.com or call (312) 784-6001.

Firefox Firefox Chrome Chrome IE Internet Explorer Edge Microsoft Edge