Brand new homes come with defective floors and now homeowners worry about the future in Florida

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 Advertisements Continue reading Brand new homes come with defective floors and now homeowners worry about the future in Florida

Evidence of Prior Construction Defects is Admissible for purposes of a Punitive Award in South Carolina

With all the hype surrounding the Crossman decisions, it can be easy to miss other important opinions published by the courts in South Carolina. Recently, the South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld a punitive damage award challenged on the basis that evidence of similar defects at other projects developed, constructed, and sold by defendant Heritage Communities were similar to the construction defects alleged before the … Continue reading Evidence of Prior Construction Defects is Admissible for purposes of a Punitive Award in South Carolina

An LLC does not shield active members from liability in South Carolina Construction Defect ruling

In this case of first impression arising from a general contractor’s liability for construction defects, the Court held that a member of a limited liability company (LLC) can be held personally liable for negligent acts committed while working for the LLC of which he was a member. The Court stated that, based upon the General Assembly’s intent, the Uniform Limited Liability Act does not shield … Continue reading An LLC does not shield active members from liability in South Carolina Construction Defect ruling

Chinese Drywall and Insurance

Chinese Drywall is getting national press, government scrutiny and a great deal of attention from insurers that might have underwritten policies for general contractors and subcontractors who may have, unknowingly, used drywall product imported from China during 2003-2007. Hurricane Katrina has been blamed on the shortage of United States produced drywall during that time period thus, forcing distributors to reach out to at least one … Continue reading Chinese Drywall and Insurance