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October 27, 2020

Can You Get Stuck With Stucco? Coverage Under An EIFS Exclusion For Property Damage Caused By Construction Defects

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 […]

June 17, 2020

Crews begin to tear down UMKC’s troubled student housing — 12 years after it opened

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 […]

June 9, 2020

Residents near Amazon’s $1.5B Kentucky air hub project sue Whiting-Turner Kokosing JV

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 […]

March 26, 2020

Who Pays When Remediation Goes Wrong? A Federal Court’s Evaluation of Contractor Liability

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 […]

February 3, 2020

‘Rotting from the inside:’ Fast-growing Philly developer accused of defective building

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 […]

December 16, 2019

Five Amherst high school teachers suing contractor for "exposure to toxic chemicals" in school

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 […]

October 31, 2019

Methane leak in Brighton worries homeowners

Source: https://www.whec.com, October 30, 2019 By: Kaci Jones There’s a smelly situation out in Brighton. Homeowners on Howland Avenue say there’s an odor in the air making them sick. It’s been there for a couple days. Neighbors have been worried it could be something toxic. News10NBC learned the root of the problem. Aces Energy and […]

September 9, 2019

An inside look at a failed roofing repair

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com, August 14, 2019 By: Kim Slowey Dive Brief: San Diego State University, inewsource reported, mishandled a $2 million renovation of its College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts building to the point that a former OSHA official called the project, which ended up shutting down the building because of released toxins in the air, “a […]

August 30, 2019

Engineers put $6 million pricetag on cleanup at Harrisburg wall collapse site

Source: https://www.pennlive.com, August 29, 2019 By: Christine Vendel Cleanup of the Harrisburg wall collapse site next to the Mulberry Street Bridge in Harrisburg is expected to cost about $6 million, engineers revealed Wednesday, putting a pricetag on the project for the first time. Read more.

August 15, 2019

Heritage Landing Couple Says In $10 Million Lawsuit That Mold In Residence Made Them Sick, House Not Habitable

Source: https://www.chattanoogan.com, August 14, 2019 A couple that bought a condominium at the upscale Heritage Landing on the Tennessee River said mold under the house made them sick and the house no longer habitable. Tim and Muffy Mitch are suing the Heritage Landing Condominium Association, Morris Property Management, PDM Engineering, Mack McCarley of PDM, Precise […]

July 2, 2019

Yakima School District files lawsuit against architects, builder over Ike blue wall

Source: https://www.yakimaherald.com, July 1, 2019 By: Janelle Retka The Yakima School District has filed a lawsuit against the design and construction companies responsible for the blue wall running through Eisenhower High School for alleged breach of contract leading to property damage and substantial repair costs. The lawsuit filed last month in Yakima County Superior Court […]

May 21, 2019

Defects in west Denver homes highlight what can happen when development outpaces everything else

Source: https://denverite.com, May 20, 2019 By: Donna Bryson The ensuing legal tangle calls into question how city building officials ensure that developers can meet the demand for housing — and do it safely. After the city raised safety concerns so serious that new beams had to be installed to support a row of homes in […]

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