Construction Defect

Construction Defect Defense Strategy

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

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Construction defect

The Cost of Concealing Construction Defects

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.

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Builder’s gross negligence ends in $20.8 million award

The price of unconscionable conduct A Texas homeowner was awarded $20.8 million in a lawsuit against Bishop Abbey Homes Ltd. and the owner of the company. In the suit, the homeowner stated that the defendants reneged on their promise to

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Construction defect and general liability

When Contractors Perform Their Own Repairs

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

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Homeowner Warranty and construction defects

Builder’s Duty to Homeowner Warranty

Court rules warranty cannot waive duty to build in workmanlike manner The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a builder’s duty to construct in a workmanlike manner can’t be waived by the terms of a limited homeowner’s warranty agreement between a

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Construction Defect

S.C. Supreme Court Reverses Crossmann

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.

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Sadler Contractor Insurance

Sadler Quoted in Pending Legislation Article

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

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Builder general liabiity insurance

Court Rules on Damage Caused by Faulty Work

Court cases nationwide are split on the issue of whether or not construction defects are considered as occurances.

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Crossmann v. Harleysville

Rehearing on Crossmann v. Harleysville Ordered

Contractors looking for state supreme court reversal On March 9, 2011, the South Carolina Supreme Court granted a petition for a rehearing on the controversial Crossmann v. Harleysville decision, which was the subject matter of two prior blog posts.* Hopefully,

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S.C. Supreme Court contractor ruling

Crossmann is a Bad Decision for S.C. Contractors

Bill aims to counter Crossmann ruling and force General Liability Policies to cover construction defects The recent Crossmann decision by the South Carolina Supreme Court is a bad decision that distorts the intent of the drafters of the General Liability policy and

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