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March 12, 2021

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

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, 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: https://www.greeleytribune.com/, 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: https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/, 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: https://calcoasttimes.com/, 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: https://www.constructiondive.com/, 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 […]

January 27, 2021

Lane Construction sues I-4 Ultimate partner Skanska for $132M

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, January 27, 2021 By: Kim Slowey Lane Construction has filed a lawsuit against Skanska USA Civil Southeast, its joint venture design-build partner on the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando, Florida, accusing Skanska of putting an affiliate company’s interests before its obligations to the JV. Lane is demanding $132 million plus costs […]

December 4, 2020

UMass lawsuit seeks nearly $3 million over alleged construction flaws

Source: https://www.gazettenet.com/, December 3, 2020 By: Scott Merzbach The University of Massachusetts and the UMass Building Authority are suing eight contractors for almost $3 million for their alleged role in the collapse of ductwork in kitchen exhaust systems at a refurbished dining facility on the Amherst campus. The lawsuit, filed in Hampshire Superior Court in […]

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 […]

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.

April 8, 2020

Hard Rock New Orleans: Multiple Failures Led to Deadly Collapse

Two bodies of construction workers who died in the Hard Rock New Orleans’ hotel collapse on Oct. 12, 2019 remain in the rubble of the crumbling structure six months later. Workers were vocal about the project prior to the collapse of the 18-story hotel at 1031 Canal St. They questioned health and safety measures as […]

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