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April 28, 2017

Insurer alleges improper installation of sprinkler system in lawsuit over fire that destroyed Pa. building

Source: http://www.securityinfowatch.com, April 26, 2017 By: Keith Gushard A $5.2 million civil lawsuit has been filed in Crawford County Court of Common Pleas in connection with a fire that gutted the Titusville Towne Square building more than two years ago. The 17-count lawsuit has been filed by Erie Insurance Exchange, as it was the insurance […]

April 19, 2017

Roof issues delay opening of $1.5B Mercedes-Benz Stadium — again

Source: http://www.constructiondive.com, April 19, 2017 By: Kim Slowey Dive Brief: Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials have announced that issues with the retractable roof will delay the $1.5 billion venue’s opening for a third time, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta Falcons officials said the new opening date has been pushed from July 30 to August 26, when […]

April 19, 2017

Serious design, construction and maintenance defects doomed Oroville Dam, report says

Source: http://www.latimes.com, April 17, 2017 By: Ralph Vartabedian Design flaws, construction shortcomings and maintenance errors caused the Oroville Dam spillway to break apart in February, according to an independent analysis by Robert Bea for the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at UC Berkeley. Bea, a co-founder of the center and retired civil engineering professor, found […]

April 18, 2017

Developer McKafka sues architect, alleging construction delays and defects at the Crimson

Source: https://therealdeal.com, April 17, 2017 By: Francisco Alvarado An Aventura-based architecture firm allegedly left McKafka Development Group hanging, delaying construction on its 90-unit high-rise called the Crimson in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood, according to a lawsuit. McKafka, through its limited liability company Alpine Estates, accuses International Design Engineering and Architecture, or I.D.E.A. for short, of breaching […]

March 2, 2017

Edgewater condo owners sue engineering firm for $1M in damages

Source: https://therealdeal.com, March 1, 2017 By: Francisco Alvarado Property at 2121 N. Bayshore Drive was affected by leaky HVAC, residents say The condominium board at an older building in Edgewater is suing the engineering firm that designed the HVAC system at the property, alleging that the system caused extensive damage to the building. In a […]

November 15, 2016

San Francisco Files Lawsuit Against Sinking Millennium Tower

Source: New York Times Online, November 11, 2016 Posted on: http://www.advisen.com Five years ago, when Frank Jernigan, a retired Google software engineer, and his husband bought a 50th-floor apartment in downtown San Francisco for $4 million, they felt on top of the world. And judging by the commanding view of San Francisco Bay from the […]

December 10, 2015

Limitation of Liability Clause Enforced – Even in Face of Allegations of Gross Negligence

Source: http://www.constructionrisk.com, October 2013 Where a limitation of liability clause in a design professional contract would limit a homeowner’s claim against its designer to the total fee for services, the plaintiff sought to avoid the affects of the clause by asserting that the designer had acted with gross negligence in drafting plans that resulted in […]

October 29, 2013

United States: Design Professionals May Be Liable For Economic Loss Caused to Residential Homeowners Under California's SB 800 Law

Source: http://www.mondaq.com, October 25, 2013 By: Scott Hennigh, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton Typically an architect is liable under its contract to the owner if it negligently creates a defective design. But whether an architect is liable for the effects of a defective design on parties with whom it has no contract has traditionally been […]

January 29, 2013

Design Professionals Owe a Duty of Care to Third Party Purchasers of Residential Buildings

Source: http://www.dritoday.org, January 16, 2013 By: Marc Zimet On December 13, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the First District filed its opinion in Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP et al. (No. A134542.) The decision is bad news for architects and other design professionals since it holds they can be […]

May 26, 2011

WHA lawsuit against Sparks to continue as planned

Source: http://www.wect.com, May 24, 2011 By: Debra Worley A lawsuit against a sitting city council member will continue as planned. The Wilmington Housing Authority sued council member Ronald Sparks and his company for work Sparks’ engineering company did on an apartment complex in September 2005. His company was hired to conduct infrared tests at the […]

December 28, 2010

Sinking Condos in TX to be Demolished

Read here about how construction on a luxury condominium was halted and then set to be demolished as a result of the tower sinking.

December 27, 2010

Building Sued After Construction Defects Found at Apartment Complex

After purchasing an apartment complex in Texas from the original builder/developer, the plaintiff  claimed that the property had a number of construction defects.  The plaintiff sued the builder/developer as well as a number of other parties who were involved in the design and/or construction of the residence.  After a significant amount of discovery, the defendants developed […]


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