Before Collapse, Bridge Builders Dismissed Concerns About Cracks | 2018-03-18 | ENR

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 the National Transportation Safety Board, which is conducting one of … Continue reading Before Collapse, Bridge Builders Dismissed Concerns About Cracks | 2018-03-18 | ENR

May a homeowner recover for “stigma damage”? The wrecked car syndrome applied to South Carolina Construction Law

Over the past ten years, my construction defect practice has led me to believe that most lawsuits arise over some sort of condition which is perpetuated by public sentiment. EIFS and Mold cases served to create an entire niche of experts, or professional witnesses equipped with equipment of all kinds, some being more sophisticated than others (The individuals and their equipment). The increase in publicly … Continue reading May a homeowner recover for “stigma damage”? The wrecked car syndrome applied to South Carolina Construction Law

Economic Loss Rule Applicable to Residential Construction Only as Court overrules recent Colleton Prep decision

“we overrule Colleton Prep to the extent it expands the narrow exception to the economic loss rule beyond the residential builder context” Continue reading Economic Loss Rule Applicable to Residential Construction Only as Court overrules recent Colleton Prep decision