Joint Venture Endorsement Covers Design Liability for General Contractor in Virginia (4th Circuit)

The 4th Circuit, applying North Carolina law, recently concluded that an insurer had a duty to indemnify a policyholder for issues related to foundation design at a student housing project.  Clancy & Theys was a general contractor and joint venture partner with another entity.  To insure its liability as a partner or venturer in the … Continue reading Joint Venture Endorsement Covers Design Liability for General Contractor in Virginia (4th Circuit)

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Damages for Emotional Distress in Construction Defect Cases?

Traditionally, courts have not allowed a claimant to recover damages for emotional distress in actions regarding construction defects. However, more and more courts are beginning to consider these damages if accompanied by extrinsic circumstances. Mississippi is appropriate to examine as Harper Whitwell PLLC is proud to call Oxford home.  When a party intentionally conducts itself in … Continue reading Damages for Emotional Distress in Construction Defect Cases?