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May 16, 2022

MCSD settles asbestos lawsuit, which alleged that contractors botched roofing work at Centennial and Olathe MS

Source: https://www.montrosepress.com/, May 13, 2022 By: Anna Lynn Winfrey In February 2021, less than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Montrose County School District needed to shut down two schools because of another health hazard: asbestos. A roofing contractor improperly handled materials containing asbestos at Centennial Middle School and Olathe Middle School in 2019 and […]

November 11, 2021

Midway claims it’s ‘free of liability’ in Gulf Breeze water contamination case

Source: https://www.pnj.com/, November 11, 2021 By: Alex Miller Brown Construction of Northwest Florida and Midway Water System have both released their warning letter responses to the cross-connection that contaminated drinking water at about 340 homes in Gulf Breeze’s Soundside Drive neighborhood. The two new responses come after the city of Gulf Breeze’s after-action report was released Nov. 1. The […]

November 2, 2021

Two Unrelated Incidents Last Week Put Biscayne Bay at Risk

Source: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/, October 26, 2021 By: Michael Majchrowicz All eyes were on Biscayne Bay following an instance in which sediment appeared to spew into the water from a state-run construction site near the MacArthur Causeway on Friday, further jeopardizing the ever-vulnerable marine ecosystem that helps ensure a clean water supply for South Florida. That came […]

October 7, 2021

Montana Federal District Court Finds for Insurer in Pollution Coverage Dispute

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, […]

July 13, 2021

Construction company sued over water run-off

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.

October 27, 2020

Can You Get Stuck With Stucco? Coverage Under An EIFS Exclusion For Property Damage Caused By Construction Defects

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 […]

July 8, 2020

LAWSUIT CLAIM: GL Homes Delivered Seven Bridges Home With Mold, Air, Window, Other Defects

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 […]

June 17, 2020

Crews begin to tear down UMKC’s troubled student housing — 12 years after it opened

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 […]

June 15, 2020

Driller charged over contamination in ‘Gasland’ town

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 […]

June 9, 2020

Residents near Amazon’s $1.5B Kentucky air hub project sue Whiting-Turner Kokosing JV

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 […]

May 13, 2020

New Hampshire Ball Bearings sues after new system fails to protect groundwater

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 […]

May 7, 2020

Illinois Sues Developer, Contractors Over Coal Plant Implosion

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 […]

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