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May 21, 2013

Claim Scenario – Communication, Documentation, Negligent Supervision

Facts: Insured provided architectural services, including construction administration with review of payment applications to a church assembly group. Contractor abandoned the project after receiving $1.1 million in funds for material. Contactor could not be located at the time the lawsuit was filed, had no insurance and was bankrupt. Alleged damages in excess of $2 million. […]

May 21, 2013

Claim Scenario – Architect: Religious/Church Facility

Facts: Insured, architect, was retained to design a new sanctuary, social hall, office space and community gathering area for a Synagogue project. The Congregation claimed that the building did not meet the objectives and functionality of the Congregation, the applicable building codes were not followed and there were ADA concerns. The building received numerous design […]

January 9, 2013

Risk Tip – Just Because You Haven’t Had a Claim, Doesn’t Mean They Don’t Exist

Although your client may believe that since “I’ve never had a claim for a pollution incident or claim, I see no value in pollution insurance,” that is far from reality.  As your client’s trusted insurance adviser, your reply should be: Environmental claims are catastrophic type claims – low frequency, high severity.  Therefore, they don’t happen […]

April 4, 2012

Rush Sues Architect, Engineering Firm That Worked On New Hospital

Source: http://chicago.cbslocal.com, March 30, 2012 Just a few months after opening its new main hospital building with much fanfare, Rush University Medical Center is suing the architect and engineer that developed it. As WBBM Newsradio’s Kris Kridel reports, the hospital is suing its architectural firm, Perkins & Will, and its engineering firm, Environmental Systems Design, Crain’s […]


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