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October 22, 2020

Defending Against Construction Delay Claims

Source: https://www.law.com/, October 22, 2020 By: Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt Delays are inevitable in construction. They can also cause the project owner to lose a lot of money resulting from contractor claims, loss of use of the project, the cost of construction funding and other damages which are incurred when a project extends beyond the scheduled […]

September 30, 2020

Blast that knocked down old Tappan Zee Bridge cost contractor extra $43M

Source: https://westfaironline.com/, September 30, 2020 By: Bill Heltzel Blowing up a section of the Tappan Zee Bridge in 2019 apparently cost the general contractor an extra $43 million. When the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge opened in 2018 – spanning the Hudson River between Tarrytown and Nyack – the old Tappan Zee, as part of […]

August 10, 2020

SIENA GETS LONG-AWAITED FIXES AFTER SUIT SETTLEMENT

Source: https://www.montclairlocal.news/, August 8, 2020 By: Jaimie Julia Winters The Siena was touted as one of Montclair’s most luxurious condominium buildings when it opened in 2008. Developed on the former Hahne’s Department Store property, the building’s owners quickly sold all but eight of its 101 units as buyers sought what the builders termed an “enclave […]

August 10, 2020

‘Horrible sequence of mistakes’: How bullet train contractors botched a bridge project

Source: https://www.latimes.com/, August, 10, 2020 By: Ralph Vartabedian A series of errors by contractors and consultants on the California bullet train venture caused support cables to fail on a massive bridge crucial to the project, triggering an order to stop work that further delayed a project already years behind schedule, the Los Angeles Times has learned. […]

June 18, 2020

The Miller Law Firm Recovers $16.3 Million for Candlestick Neighborhood Associations

Source: https://stockhouse.com/, June 16, 2020 The Miller Law Firm has recovered an additional $8,300,000 against major Bay Area builder Signature Homes for the Candlestick Cove Homeowners’ Association. This brings The Miller Law Firm’s total recovery for three Candlestick neighborhood associations with construction defects in excess of $16 Million. Read more.

June 11, 2020

College settles legal wrangling over building deficiencies

Source: https://www.themountaineer.com/, June 11, 2020 By: Vicki Hyatt Just last week, legal issues surrounding the 41,000 square-foot creative arts building at Haywood Community College were resolved. After seven years of trying to get problems fixed that were first noticed within days of moving into the building, the college governing board signed off on a $700,000 […]

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

City sues Sixth Street road project contractor

Source: https://www.apg-wi.com/, May 12, 2020 The city of Ashland is suing the contractor that rebuilt Sixth Street West and others involved in the project after years of disagreements over the quality of the work. The city claims road contractor James Peterson Sons and its bonding company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. didn’t fulfill terms of their […]

May 11, 2020

UCF receives $1.4 million in football stadium defect suit

Source: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/, May 8, 2020 By: Annie Martin The University of Central Florida has received $1.4 million from the architect and some of the contractors involved in building its football stadium, which suffered from defects, including problems with rust. More than two years after the university filed a suit alleging the steel structure was wearing prematurely and […]

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 […]

April 30, 2020

OSHA cites engineer, 10 contractors in deadly Hard Rock New Orleans collapse

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, April 7, 2020 By: Kim Slowey After a months-long investigation, OSHA has cited and fined 11 firms in connection with the October 2019 partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans. The agency has proposed fines totaling $315,536, and all companies have 15 days to contest the monetary fines and citations. […]

April 30, 2020

Engineering review of $1B, FIGG-backed Houston bridge identifies design issues

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, March 17, 2020 By: Kim Slowey HNTB is providing construction management services for the project, and the joint venture of Zachry Construction Corp. and Traylor Bros. Inc. is building the bridge. FIGG is the engineer of record. The HCTRA stopped construction on the main pylons of the cable-stayed portion of the bridge in […]

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