RT ECP: Construction Defects

November 17, 2023

Asbury Blu Condo Ass’n, Inc v. Chubb Corp. No. A-3114-20, 2023 WL 7139900 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 31, 2023)

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, November 15, 2023 By: Amy L. Diviney, Plunkett Cooney PC A New Jersey Appellate Court affirmed the trial court’s judgment for the insurer-defendant, Great Northern Insurance Company (Great Northern), in a condominium water intrusion suit, finding that policy exclusions applied to bar the plaintiff’s first- and third-party claims for property damage. Pioneer AP […]

March 6, 2023

Humana sues architect, contractors over structural defects with 40-year-old downtown Louisville tower

Source: https://www.wdrb.com/, March 3, 2023 By: Chris Otts Humana Inc. says it has discovered structural defects in the bowels of its nearly 40-year-old corporate headquarters in downtown Louisville, leading the health insurer to sue renowned architect Michael Graves’ firm as well as others involved in the 27-story building’s construction in the early 1980s. A lawsuit […]

February 24, 2023

After failed talks, Centennial condo owners renew suit against city, county, and APCHA

Source: https://www.aspentimes.com/, February 23, 2023 By: Rick Carroll The Centennial Homeowners Association is renewing its litigation against three government entities to hold them financially responsible for structural repairs the organization blamed on “decades of water damage caused by shoddy construction and poor design.” A statement issued Wednesday evening by the association said its members had […]

February 24, 2023

Contractor Wins on $40.7 Million Defective HVAC Design Claim

Source: https://www.governmentconstructionlaw.com/, February 19, 2023 By: Joseph Darr When an owner provides design plans and specifications for building a project, there is an implied warranty that if the contractor follows those plans and specifications, a satisfactory result will be produced. This principle is called the Spearin doctrine, which comes from the United States Supreme Court case United States v. […]

January 11, 2017

The Miller Law Firm Recovers $2.33 Million for Luxury Hayes Valley Condos with Construction Defects

Source: http://finance.yahoo.com, January 10, 2017 The Miller Law Firm has recovered $2,330,000 for a Hayes Valley Homeowners Association for construction defects, a record recovery of nearly $73,000 per-unit reached in just 14 months from filing the complaint in San Francisco Superior Court.  In the last 5 years alone, numerous San Francisco Condo Associations represented by […]

December 6, 2016

Major Construction-Defect Lawsuit Settled

Source: http://www.usglassmag.com, December 1, 2016 By: Trey Barrineau A confidential mediated settlement in a recent construction-defect lawsuit in California once again highlights some of the biggest problem areas for builders, including faulty installation of door and window flashing. The Miller Law Firm of Newport Beach, Calif., says it recovered “well into the eight figures” for […]

October 20, 2016

The Miller Law Firm Recovers $4 Million for Downtown Los Angeles Arts District Lofts with Construction Defects

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com, October 18, 2016 The Miller Law Firm has recovered $4,000,000 for the Library Court Community Association, a recovery of over $44,000 per condo unit reached in less than two years. This 91 unit condominium project, located in the Financial District of Downtown Los Angeles, was originally built in 1955 by Lincoln Savings.  Under […]

October 19, 2016

The Miller Law Firm Recovers $4 Million for Downtown Los Angeles Arts District Lofts with Construction Defects

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com, October 18, 2016 The Miller Law Firm has recovered $4,000,000 for the Library Court Community Association, a recovery of over $44,000 per condo unit reached in less than two years. This 91 unit condominium project, located in the Financial District of Downtown Los Angeles, was originally built in 1955 by Lincoln Savings.  Under […]

September 22, 2016

Subcontractor Exception Torpedoes Insurers’ Defense To Faulty Workmanship Claim

Source: http://propertycasualtyfocus.com, September 216, 2016 By: Daniel G. Enriquez and Robert D. Helfand As this blog has reported, a line of cases deciding coverage disputes over faulty workmanship runs against (or, at least, around) a basic rule for interpreting insurance policies.  Under that rule, the scope of coverage is determined by a policy’s insuring clause, which […]

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