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It’s likely that all contractors will eventually be named in at least one lawsuit Just like everything else, buildings have a lifespan. The ancient ruins of Rome and Greece prove that. Regardless of the methods or materials used in construction,
Get insurer’s approval before you settle. Before settling any construction defect claims, contractors are cautioned to first get their General Liability insurer’s approval. Without the insurer’s approval, contractors risk claim denial, which means the insurer won’t reimburse any settlement amount
Court rules they’re liable despite unauthorized changes to plans A recent California Supreme Court ruling may result in fewer architects designing residential projects. Earlier this year ,the court ruled in Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, that the principal architect of
The potential consequences of an attempted defense The high cost and low profit margins of the current home construction market make it tempting for contractors and subcontractors to conceal defects in order to complete work on time and within budget.
So what’s the problem? Residential construction is predicted to continue growing over the next five years. As the economy continues to rebound from the 2008 crisis, this rise in building is attributed to low interest rates and demands from consumers
What should the contractor do? Finding a defect or mistake in completed work poses a dilemma for contractors. There are two choices they can make: Risk liability by ignoring the problem; or Risk destruction of evidence by fixing the problem
Good intentions can cause General Liability problems When our contractor clients turn in General Liability claims for property damage arising from past work, they often want to perform their own repairs because they are already familiar with the job and
Decision tackles progressive property damage under successive carriers We’ve posted several articles about the South Carolina Supreme Court’s terrible decision in Crossmann v. Harleysville and the resulting involvement of the South Carolina Legislature in enacting a statute to overturn this decision.
Restores General Liability Intent As discussed in a number of previous articles, the recent South Carolina Supreme Court made a horrible decision on Crossmann v. Harleysville. It perverted the intent of the drafters of the General Liability policy and created
Weighs in on court’s overturning of Crossmann in South Carolina John Sadler, president of Sadler & Company, Inc., was quoted in an article that describes the efforts of the to support legislation to overturn the detrimental impact of Crossmann on builder