Source: Distinguished Programs A general contractor (GC) constructed a new office building. The windows were not sealed properly during installation resulting in water intrusion along the windowsills and mold. The building’s owner filed a lawsuit against the GC for mold that arose due to the faulty workmanship. Cleanup costs due to mold exceeded $250,000
Source: Distinguished Programs A plumbing contractor installed a water circulation system in a new high-rise hotel. Several months after the hotel opened, guests became ill from legionella pneumophila. An investigation determined that the cause was water stagnating within the pipes due to improper installation of the system by the contractor. Hotel guests filed a lawsuit […]
Source: Distinguished Programs A roofing contractor replaced a roof at a commercial building. A waterproofing seal was sprayed on the roof prior to the completion of the work. Several weeks following the application of the waterproofing seal, many of the building’s tenants complained of respiratory problems and other irritations. The problems the tenants were experiencing […]
Source: Distinguished Programs A GC was constructing a new office building. One level of subsurface parking was included in the construction plans. During excavation activities, the GC struck a former UST with a backhoe resulting in the release of the remaining contents of the tank. It was determined that the UST was associated with a […]
Source: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/, October 26, 2021 By: Michael Majchrowicz All eyes were on Biscayne Bay following an instance in which sediment appeared to spew into the water from a state-run construction site near the MacArthur Causeway on Friday, further jeopardizing the ever-vulnerable marine ecosystem that helps ensure a clean water supply for South Florida. That came […]
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.
Source: https://www.mondaq.com/, October 22, 2020 By: Kathy Maus and J. Blake Hunter, Butler Weihmuller Latz Craig LLP Many commercial general liability policies contain an exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) exclusion, which bars coverage under specific circumstances when EIFS is used in construction. EIFS is also known as synthetic stucco and generally refers to a […]
Source: https://www.kansascity.com/, June 16, 2020 By: Mara Rose Williams Work crews are taking the first steps to tear down the shuttered Oak Place Apartments at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a 12-year-old building riddled with leaky pipes, sagging floors and mold. The university determined in February that the student residence at 5050 Oak St. was […]
Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, June 2, 2020 By: Kim Slowey Homeowners living near the $1.5 billion Amazon Air hub project at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Hebron, Kentucky, have filed a lawsuit against general contractor Whiting-Turner Kokosing JV for alleged damages that blasting and other earthwork activity caused to their homes. The plaintiffs are seeking […]
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (“CERCLA”) has been a prodigious generator of litigation for decades. First, the government sought to compel potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”) to clean up contaminated sites. Then, those PRPs who were found liable or who settled with the government sought contribution from other PRPs. Now, even after these […]
Source: https://whyy.org, January 31, 2020 By: Meir Rinde Megan Murray felt happy when she bought her condo in Kensington. She loved the walkable, up-and-coming neighborhood and was proud she could afford a $320,000 new construction home with high-end finishes. She wasn’t too worried, at first, that the neighbor in the condo next door said there […]
Source: https://www.wkbw.com/, December 16, 2019 By: Ali Touhey Five Amherst Central High School teachers are suing a local contractor after they claim they got sick after being exposed to toxic substances at school. The group, which is prohibited by state law from taking legal action against the school district, has filed suit against Turner Construction Co. in […]
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