RT ECP: General Contractors

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 […]

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 […]

September 28, 2021

Residents whose homes were damaged file suit against Margate, city engineer, contractor

Source: https://www.downbeach.com/, September 28, 2021 By: Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Residents whose homes were damaged when a road construction project went awry on Amherst Avenue have filed a lawsuit in Atlantic County Superior Court and are asking for a jury trial demanding judgement against the city, its engineer and the contractor and any sub-contractors who performed […]

August 23, 2021

3 lawsuits against Toll Brothers allege construction defects at Jupiter Country Club

Source: https://www.palmbeachpost.com/, August 19, 2021 By: Mike Diamond Three separate lawsuits have been filed against Toll Brothers, a Pennsylvania-based homebuilder, for alleged construction defects at Jupiter Country Club. The Toll Brothers development consists of 407 single-family homes and 149 condominium units. Some of the homes at the country club sell for more than $2 million. At […]

July 13, 2021

Construction company sued over water run-off

Source: https://news.yahoo.com/, July 9, 2021 By: william Dean A lawsuit claims negligence during construction of Oak Hill Estates caused significant water damage to their property. The suit, filed by Ed Dunn Road residents Kenneth and Jessica Davis, seeks monetary relief for damages, interests, punitive damages, legal costs and other relief deemed appropriate. Read more.

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 […]

November 9, 2020

Fire Sprinkler Design Mishap

Source: Sirius Group “In-Box”, November 2020 A fire sprinkler company was hired to design and install a fire sprinkler system for a boutique hotel in Texas.  During the inspection for the certificate of occupancy, it was determined that the sprinkler system was improperly designed for the hotel.  The opening of the hotel was delayed and the sprinkler system had […]

November 9, 2020

Specialty Contractor

Source: https://www.siriusgroup.com/ A specialty contractor was hired by a general contractor (GC) to design and build a retaining wall for a commercial development. The GC was responsible for the initial site development and infrastructure. Upon competition, the building developed cracks in both the walls and floors. It was determined that the design of the retaining […]

November 9, 2020

Concrete Contractor

Source: https://www.siriusgroup.com/</span A specialty concrete contractor under a design-build contract of a parking garage hired an engineering firm to provide the structural specifications. Following construction, the garage owner noticed cracks in the support columns. The cause was determined to be that the rebar specified in the engineering plans was insufficient to support the structure. The […]

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