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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  […]

May 9, 2023

Environmental & Construction Professional Exposure Claim Scenarios You Need To Know About

Source: https://distinguished.com/, April 28, 2023 In this blog post, we’ll discuss the most common scenarios and provide insights to help you advise your clients on appropriate coverage. By staying informed, you can assist your clients in protecting themselves and their businesses from potential claims. Don’t miss out on these critical insights into environmental and construction […]

July 20, 2022

Supreme Court Says Condo Association May Pursue Insurer in Construction Defect Case, But Must Arbitrate

Source: https://www.law.com/, July 19, 2022 By: Colleen Murphy After obtaining default judgments for construction defects against a structural engineering firm and a construction inspection company, a New Jersey condominium association may directly sue those companies’ insurer, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled. At the same time, the court reversed the Appellate Division’s holding that those […]

July 19, 2022

NJ Supreme: Statute Allows Construction Defect Claim; Arbitration Clause Applies

Source: https://www.claimsjournal.com/, July 19, 2022 By: Jim Sams New Jersey’s Direct Action Statute allows a condominium association’s construction defects claims against an insurer, but the plaintiff must comply with a binding arbitration clause in the policies, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. The unanimous decision overturns rulings by both the trial court and the state Appellate […]

May 12, 2022

Surfside Condo Families and Survivors Reach $1B Settlement with Insurers, Others

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, May 12, 2022 Families of the 98 victims of the 2021 condominium collapse near Miami Beach, along with injured survivors, could split hundreds of millions of dollars in payouts under a preliminary settlement agreement announced Wednesday. The settlement will top $997 million, the plaintiffs’ lawyer said in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, according to reports […]

April 7, 2022

Contractor, Agency Face $10M Lawsuit in Oregon for Construction Work

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, April 7, 2022 TriMet is facing a $10 million lawsuit from the city of Portland, Oregon, for alleged deeply flawed work on a streetcar track, leaving it with major structural defects that could cost the city millions in repairs. Oregon Public Broadcasting reported the suit says the transit agency failed to properly manage […]

March 29, 2022

Illinois Appellate Court Finds No CGL Coverage for Defective Elevator Suit

Source:https://www.jdsupra.com/, March 28, 2022 In the recent decision of Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc. v. Erie Insurance Exchange, the Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois reaffirmed that, under Illinois law: (1) construction defects generally do not trigger coverage under commercial general liability insurance policies; (2) such policies generally do not cover the cost to repair construction […]

March 25, 2022

2 workers killed in Florida wall collapse

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, March 24, 2022 By: Zachary Phillips Two construction workers died Tuesday morning when a concrete wall collapsed on them at the Riverwalk Plaza construction project in Boynton Beach, Florida, north of Fort Lauderdale. At roughly 10:14 a.m., Boynton Beach police and rescue crews responded to a call about the incident and located the […]

January 7, 2022

Millennium Tower Now Tilting 3 Inches Per Year, According to Fix Engineer

Source: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/, January 6, 2022 By: Jaxon Van Derbeken The engineer responsible for the troubled fix of the Millennium Tower acknowledged Thursday that the building is continuing to tilt about 3 inches a year since work began. He also revealed that his team did not provide any instructions to the fix contractor on ways to prevent the […]

December 23, 2021

Developer of 1,396ft NYC megatower on Billionaires’ Row denies the building is faulty in $125 million lawsuit brought by the board over flooding, creaking walls and malfunctioning elevators

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/, December22, 2021 By: James Gordon The developer of 432 Park Avenue, the tallest apartment building in New York City that sits on Billionaires’ Row overlooking Central Park, has responded to a $125 million lawsuit that was filed by the condominium’s board earlier this year. The lawsuit alleged that the building suffered from leaks, flooding, creaking walls […]

December 15, 2021

The Hidden Defects Lurking in Many Commercial Buildings

Source: https://www.propmodo.com/, December 9, 2021 By: Nick Pipitone Many building owners may have been thinking about construction defects over the summer after the condo collapse in Surfside, Florida. The tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South killed 98 people and set off a frantic search-and-rescue effort amid the rubble and debris that lasted for 14 […]

December 15, 2021

Year in review: top California construction insurance decisions of 2021

Source: https://www.reuters.com/, December 13, 2021 By: Ashley B. Jordan and Kathryn Bayes The construction industry is a key contributor to California’s economy. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, in 2019, the construction sector contributed $118.1 billion of the state’s total gross domestic product. The recently signed federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is […]


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