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April 18, 2024

Montana Asbestos Victims Want Buffett’s Railroad Company Held Responsible

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, April 18, 2023 An attorney for two people who died of a rare lung cancer argued this week for a jury to hold BNSF Railway responsible for pollution in a small Montana town near the U.S.-Canada border where thousands of people were exposed to toxic asbestos dust. The railroad — now owned by […]

November 17, 2023

Asbury Blu Condo Ass’n, Inc v. Chubb Corp. No. A-3114-20, 2023 WL 7139900 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 31, 2023)

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, November 15, 2023 By: Amy L. Diviney, Plunkett Cooney PC A New Jersey Appellate Court affirmed the trial court’s judgment for the insurer-defendant, Great Northern Insurance Company (Great Northern), in a condominium water intrusion suit, finding that policy exclusions applied to bar the plaintiff’s first- and third-party claims for property damage. Pioneer AP […]

March 6, 2023

Humana sues architect, contractors over structural defects with 40-year-old downtown Louisville tower

Source: https://www.wdrb.com/, March 3, 2023 By: Chris Otts Humana Inc. says it has discovered structural defects in the bowels of its nearly 40-year-old corporate headquarters in downtown Louisville, leading the health insurer to sue renowned architect Michael Graves’ firm as well as others involved in the 27-story building’s construction in the early 1980s. A lawsuit […]

March 2, 2023

Asbestos closes a West Oak Lane high school, forcing students to virtual learning

Source: https://www.inquirer.com/, March 1, 2023 By: Kristen A. Graham Asbestos has closed a Philadelphia high school to in-person learning, officials said Wednesday. Inspectors discovered damaged asbestos-containing plaster and paint at Building 21, a district school in West Oak Lane, during a routine inspection Tuesday night, according to a letter sent to families by principal Brianne […]

February 28, 2023

Former mine owner pays millions to close asbestos case.

Source: https://www.legalreader.com/, February 27, 2023 By: Sara E. Teller Asbestos exposure claims related to a former W. R. Grace & Co. mine have been settled for $18.5 million. In the small town of Libby, a mine that was in operation for several decades exposed not only workers but also residents to dangerous levels of the […]

February 24, 2023

After failed talks, Centennial condo owners renew suit against city, county, and APCHA

Source: https://www.aspentimes.com/, February 23, 2023 By: Rick Carroll The Centennial Homeowners Association is renewing its litigation against three government entities to hold them financially responsible for structural repairs the organization blamed on “decades of water damage caused by shoddy construction and poor design.” A statement issued Wednesday evening by the association said its members had […]

February 24, 2023

Contractor Wins on $40.7 Million Defective HVAC Design Claim

Source: https://www.governmentconstructionlaw.com/, February 19, 2023 By: Joseph Darr When an owner provides design plans and specifications for building a project, there is an implied warranty that if the contractor follows those plans and specifications, a satisfactory result will be produced. This principle is called the Spearin doctrine, which comes from the United States Supreme Court case United States v. […]

December 6, 2022

Leaks, mold, electrical problems, tilting floors: Some hurricane survivors discover their new homes are falling apart

Source: https://ncpolicywatch.com/, December 5, 2022 By: Lisa Sorg For privacy reasons, Policy Watch has identified the homeowners only by last name, or by their request, withheld their name altogether. Ms. Johnson’s toilet has sat, unconnected to any plumbing, in the middle of her master bathroom for more than a year. Mold is blooming in her […]

May 16, 2019

Ongoing asbestos cleanup forces two schools to spend another year in temporary campuses

Source: https://thelensnola.org, May 15, 2019 By: Marta Jewson Two New Orleans charter schools will spend 2019-2020 in temporary facilities as multimillion-dollar asbestos remediation jobs stretch into another school year. The schools — Lafayette Academy and Rosenwald Collegiate Academy — had previously been expected to move into their permanent buildings this fall. In a lawsuit filed […]

January 11, 2017

The Miller Law Firm Recovers $2.33 Million for Luxury Hayes Valley Condos with Construction Defects

Source: http://finance.yahoo.com, January 10, 2017 The Miller Law Firm has recovered $2,330,000 for a Hayes Valley Homeowners Association for construction defects, a record recovery of nearly $73,000 per-unit reached in just 14 months from filing the complaint in San Francisco Superior Court.  In the last 5 years alone, numerous San Francisco Condo Associations represented by […]

December 6, 2016

Major Construction-Defect Lawsuit Settled

Source: http://www.usglassmag.com, December 1, 2016 By: Trey Barrineau A confidential mediated settlement in a recent construction-defect lawsuit in California once again highlights some of the biggest problem areas for builders, including faulty installation of door and window flashing. The Miller Law Firm of Newport Beach, Calif., says it recovered “well into the eight figures” for […]

October 20, 2016

The Miller Law Firm Recovers $4 Million for Downtown Los Angeles Arts District Lofts with Construction Defects

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com, October 18, 2016 The Miller Law Firm has recovered $4,000,000 for the Library Court Community Association, a recovery of over $44,000 per condo unit reached in less than two years. This 91 unit condominium project, located in the Financial District of Downtown Los Angeles, was originally built in 1955 by Lincoln Savings.  Under […]

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