Hillsborough County families wonder what the future holds when it comes to their newly built homes. They say there is a major defect and a well-known builder isn't returning their calls. The... — Read on http://www.abcactionnews.com/money/consumer/taking-action-for-you/brand-new-homes-come-with-defective-floors-and-now-homeowners-worry-about-the-future
Each day brings another detail about how what was intended to be a charming, $14-million pedestrian bridge at Florida International University near Miami took only seconds to become a national tragedy. The partly completed structure’s sudden, catastrophic collapse at 1:47 p.m. on March 15 killed five motorists and one project worker. Robert L. Sumwalt, chairman of … Continue reading Before Collapse, Bridge Builders Dismissed Concerns About Cracks | 2018-03-18 | ENR
A SC District Court has reached a decision regarding a potential exception to the eight year statute of repose. Claims brought against an architecture firm and a contractor were barred as untimely despite alleged building code violations. Hampton Hall LLC v. Chapman Coyle Chapman & Associates Architects AIA Inc., et al., No. 17-1575, D. S.C., … Continue reading South Carolina District Court Clarifies Statute of Repose
This season is not special as hurricanes are a part of life on the east coast and gulf shores. From New York to Louisiana, just about every state has seen massive property loss from hurricanes during the past ten years. We often see harsh outcomes for those on the coast living in finished homes. What … Continue reading Contractors and Force Majeure: Contractual Protection from Hurricanes and Severe Weather
I often speak with prime contractors and owners who assure me that they require subcontractors to name them as additional insureds. This is the correct line of thinking as additional insured treatment is one of the key principals to adequately transfer the risk of construction defects or non property injury. The devil, as they say, … Continue reading Ongoing Operations and Completed Operations Coverage
Generally, a contractor can not be liable for installing a defective product which was unknown to be problematic, so long as there is no alteration of the product.