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RT ECP: Developers E&O

May 7, 2020

Illinois Sues Developer, Contractors Over Coal Plant Implosion

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, May 7, 2020 The Illinois attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against a developer and two contractors for the release of contaminants during the implosion of a smokestack at a defunct Chicago power station. The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court alleges Hilco Redevelopment Partners and its general contractors, MCM Management […]

February 25, 2020

Lawsuit filed by victims of 2019 Grand Forks balcony collapse

Source: https://www.grandforksherald.com/, February 21, 2020 By: Hannah Shirley When a balcony at a Grand Forks apartment building collapsed in June, it sent five people plummeting four stories to the sidewalk below. Now, four of those people have filed a personal injury lawsuit against the building’s owners as well as multiple contractor and architectural companies. Steven […]

February 24, 2020

Manhattan developers could be forced to demo 20 floors from top of luxury condo

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, February 24, 2020 By: Kim Slowey Dive Brief: A New York State Supreme Court judge has revoked the building permit for a 668-foot-tall residential tower in Manhattan, a decision that could force the developers to remove 20 floors from the top of the nearly complete structure, Bisnow reported. Attorneys for developers of the 200 Amsterdam […]

October 28, 2019

Restaurant group sues developer, contractor of Hard Rock Hotel project

Source: https://www.wdsu.com, October 25, 2019 A New Orleans restaurant group is suing the developers and contractors along with other parties involved in the Hard Rock Hotel project that collapsed two weeks ago. Among those named in the lawsuit are Citadel Builders, Heaslip Engineering, 1031 Canal LLC and Kailas Companies. Read more.

May 30, 2019

Developer to pay $82,000 for mishandling toxic chemicals in Rumford

Source: https://www.providencejournal.com, May 29, 2019 By: Alex Kuffner The developer of the Phillipsdale Landing complex in Rumford has agreed to an $82,000 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over allegations of mishandling toxic chemicals. Bourne Holdings, of Pawtucket, agreed to pay the fine to settle allegations of six counts of violating federal regulations for […]

April 9, 2019

Lawsuits by condo associations against neighboring developers, builders are new norm

Source: https://www.miamiherald.com, April 7, 2019 By: Lindsey Thurswell Lehr and Susan C. Odess Every South Florida construction boom brings with it a rise in defect claims by condominium associations against their buildings’ developers, builders and design professionals. The current wave of development has been no different, except that due to the proximity of new condo […]

February 4, 2019

Fundamentals of Real Estate Developers' E&O

Source: constructionexec.com, February 1, 2019 By: Joe Reynolds, RT New Day After surging for years, the U.S. real estate marketplace may have finally peaked. According to the most recent Emerging Trends in Real Estate® report published jointly by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers, commercial realtors are entering a challenging environment earmarked by reduced construction […]

January 18, 2019

Real Estate Developers (RED) E&O Claims

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS E&O RED policies marry the features of professional liability insurance for design professionals, contractors and real estate development professionals into a broader solution for the real estate industry than previously available. The following hypothetical scenarios illustrate potential situations in which a RED policy might provide coverage. NEGLIGENT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT A RED policy may […]

October 19, 2018

Builder sues over $2 billion San Francisco transit center

Source: https://apnews.com, October 27, 2018 The general contractor that managed San Francisco’s troubled $2 billion transit terminal is suing the agency in charge of the project alleging faulty design and mismanagement. The joint venture of Webcor Builders and Obayashi Corp. filed the lawsuit Tuesday in San Francisco. It alleges design and planning mistakes sent construction […]

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