RT ECP: Claims - Contr Prof Liability

July 13, 2021

Construction company sued over water run-off

Source:, 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.

June 3, 2021

Faulty weld suspected for I-40 bridge fracture

Source:, May 27, 2021 By: Noel Oman A bad weld is suspected as the cause of the significant fracture found in a 900-foot steel beam on the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River at Memphis, according to a top Arkansas Department of Transportation official. The suspicion prompted the agency to accept the recommendation […]

April 13, 2021

Contractor’s Pollution and Professional Success Stories

Source: SiriusPoint Environmental Team In-Box, April 13, 2021 The insured, a civil contractor, carried pollution liability coverage with another environmental insurance carrier. The contractor won a short term utility project that required the insured to carry $5M in professional liability limits. The contractor’s existing carrier was unwilling to provide the required professional liability limits. The […]

April 12, 2021

Demolition company facing fines for role in power plant collapse that killed two, injured three

Source:, April 12, 2021 By: Dan Monk Detroit-based demolition company is facing fines of $14,475 for the Dec. 9 collapse of the Killen power plant in Adams County, where two men were killed and three people were injured. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration proposed two separate fines on Jan. 25 and Feb. 2 […]

April 9, 2021

Companies to pay $36M in settlement over water project

Source:, April 8, 2021 By: Isabella Alves Two companies involved in the construction of the Buckman Direct Diversion Water Treatment Project will pay $36 million as part of a settlement agreement with the Buckman Direct Diversion Board, which sued them and others over the design and construction of the water system that serves city […]

March 12, 2021

Oklahoma Contractor Again Cited for Trenching Hazards, Fined $205.5K

Source:, March 12, 2021 Federal officials have cited an Oklahoma construction contractor for exposing its employees to trenching and excavation hazards, violations for which it has been cited previously. OSHA cited Cherokee Pride Construction Inc. of Sapulpa for serious violations related to excavation work. The company faces proposed penalties totaling $205,500. Read more.

March 12, 2021

Work halted on part of $9B Honolulu rail project due to incomplete design

Source:, March 12, 2021 By: Zachary Phillips The lack of plans created a situation where money was being spent, but no work was getting done, Kahikina said: “You need to have the complete in order to go to the city to obtain permits before you can start work, so you’re just paying a contractor to […]

March 2, 2021

Lyons sues Honeywell, partners over wastewater plant construction

Source:, March 2, 2021 By: Dan Mika The town of Lyons is suing Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and a group of subcontractors over what it alleges was a yearslong failure to properly install upgrades to its wastewater plant. In the suit filed Friday in Boulder County District Court, Lyons selected Honeywell and its […]

February 23, 2021

Why a $10-million limit did not apply to mitigation of loss in this professional liability policy

Source:, February 22, 2021 By: David Gambrill B.C.’s Court of Appeal recently confirmed that a $10-million coverage limit did not apply to mitigation of loss coverage in a professional liability insurance policy, in part because the policy grouped mitigation of loss coverage together with other types of damage that require a third-party claim to […]

February 17, 2021

Cambria settles lawsuit against engineer for $1.75 million

Source:, February 17, 2021 By: Karen Velie After years of issues with their water treatment plant, the Cambria Community Services District settled for $1.75 million with the engineering firm CDM Smith which designed and build the facility and the evaporation pond that was later decommissioned by state regulators. Since the $13 million emergency water […]

February 11, 2021

Tappan Zee Constructors sues New York State Thruway on $4B bridge project

Source:, February 10, 2021 By: Kim Slowey Tappan Zee Constructors, a design-build team that includes Fluor, American Bridge, Traylor Bros and Granite Construction, has filed a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority seeking $961 million for extra costs associated with bad weather, a crane collapse and interference from another design-build team in […]

February 3, 2021

Greeley City Council authorizes staff to pursue possible lawsuit with contractor

Source:, February 2, 2021 By: Cuyler Meade The Greeley City Council has authorized city staff to evaluate pursuing legal action against a contractor who did work on the 10th Street corridor, which the city believes was unsatisfactory. The firm, Jacobs Engineering, worked on the west 10th Street corridor in 2019, performing, per information found […]

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