Source: https://www.lexology.com/, October 5, 2021 By: Melanie A. McDonald, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. Applying Louisiana law, a recent federal court decision exemplifies why policyholders should thoroughly read claims-made policies to understand when notice is due to insurers and truthfully complete policy applications. In Admiral Insurance Company v. Dual Trucking, Inc.,1 the Court determined the insurer, […]
Source: https://news.yahoo.com/, July 9, 2021 By: william Dean A lawsuit claims negligence during construction of Oak Hill Estates caused significant water damage to their property. The suit, filed by Ed Dunn Road residents Kenneth and Jessica Davis, seeks monetary relief for damages, interests, punitive damages, legal costs and other relief deemed appropriate. Read more.
Source: https://www.mondaq.com/, October 22, 2020 By: Kathy Maus and J. Blake Hunter, Butler Weihmuller Latz Craig LLP Many commercial general liability policies contain an exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) exclusion, which bars coverage under specific circumstances when EIFS is used in construction. EIFS is also known as synthetic stucco and generally refers to a […]
Source: https://bocanewsnow.com/, July 8, 2020 Builder GL Homes — operating as GL Building Corp. — and several related companies are facing a lawsuit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court filed by one of the first homeowners in the community of Seven Bridges. The new home was sold for just under $1M to buyers from Cold […]
Source: https://www.kansascity.com/, June 16, 2020 By: Mara Rose Williams Work crews are taking the first steps to tear down the shuttered Oak Place Apartments at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a 12-year-old building riddled with leaky pipes, sagging floors and mold. The university determined in February that the student residence at 5050 Oak St. was […]
Source: https://www.startribune.com, June 15, 2020 By: Michael Rubinkam An energy company faces felony charges for polluting residential water wells in a Pennsylvania community that has long been a battleground in the national debate over natural gas drilling and fracking. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. was charged Monday following a grand jury investigation that found […]
Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, June 2, 2020 By: Kim Slowey Homeowners living near the $1.5 billion Amazon Air hub project at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Hebron, Kentucky, have filed a lawsuit against general contractor Whiting-Turner Kokosing JV for alleged damages that blasting and other earthwork activity caused to their homes. The plaintiffs are seeking […]
Source: https://www.unionleader.com/, May 12, 2020 By: Jonathan Phelps New Hampshire Ball Bearings in Peterborough has sued two companies in federal court after the installation of an environmental barrier failed to properly treat contaminants seeping into nearby groundwater. The company claims a system installed by New Jersey-based GeoSierra Environmental Inc. did not deliver the proper treatment […]
Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, May 7, 2020 The Illinois attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against a developer and two contractors for the release of contaminants during the implosion of a smokestack at a defunct Chicago power station. The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court alleges Hilco Redevelopment Partners and its general contractors, MCM Management […]
Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, January 28, 2020 By: Kim Slowey In addition to the $2 billion plus legal fees, the plaintiffs are asking the court to require that the defendants remediate the property to an acceptable condition; conduct safety and health assessments for those living, working or attending school on the island; and stop any development, construction, […]
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (“CERCLA”) has been a prodigious generator of litigation for decades. First, the government sought to compel potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”) to clean up contaminated sites. Then, those PRPs who were found liable or who settled with the government sought contribution from other PRPs. Now, even after these […]
Source: https://whyy.org, January 31, 2020 By: Meir Rinde Megan Murray felt happy when she bought her condo in Kensington. She loved the walkable, up-and-coming neighborhood and was proud she could afford a $320,000 new construction home with high-end finishes. She wasn’t too worried, at first, that the neighbor in the condo next door said there […]
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