Stuart Kaplow is still, in my humble opinion, one of the true thought leaders on the topic of green building legal issues. A recent post of his at Green Building Law Update sets out to answer the question of why there is so little litigation in green building. Continue reading “Why haven’t there been more green building lawsuits? (Hint: Mandatory Arbitration)”
Mediator Ron White on a recent California SB800 construction defect matter, and implications for both contractual and statutory pre-litigation procedures:
Melissa Brumback, a construction attorney at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC in North Carolina, recounts a recent ruling in that state regarding a home construction project gone bad. In this case, the partnership that performed the work was licensed, however the… Continue reading Construction Law in North Carolina: Importance of Corporate Formalities When Executing Construction Contracts
In response to an article discussing the diminishing role of architects in the construction process, Virginia-based attorney Christopher Hill points out that a “a contract is like a building: it will always cost more to fix than to get it right the fir… Continue reading Christopher Hil: In Construction, Lawyers Are A Key Component For Risk Management
Additional insured policy endorsements are a powerful weapon, in theory. The concept known as an ?additional insured? refers to a person or organization that enjoys the benefits of being insured under an insurance policy, in addition to whoever ori… Continue reading Clay Olson: The Scope of Additional Insured Coverage and Duties of an Indemnifying Subcontractor in Construction Project
The First District Appellate Court, in K. Miller Construction Company, Inc. v. McGinnis, 394 Ill.App.3d 248 (1st Dist. 2009), decided that a claim for quantum meruit (unjust enrichment) could be made against a homeowner by a contractor even if the cont… Continue reading Garrett Kern: Illinois Supreme Court Considers Amended Home Repair Remodeling Act
If you have ever asked a lawyer to review your construction contracts (and you should have), you may have Continue reading What is Indemnity, and why should you care?
In the past week or so mandatory arbitration has been all the rage. From those that argue that arbitration is becoming more burdensome than litigation, to my friend and fellow construction attorney Scott Wolfe who gives great advice on how to make arbi… Continue reading Mandatory Arbitration Isn’t All Bad, if. . .
The Supreme Court of Indiana is standing behind the Economic Loss Doctrine in a case involving design and construction defect claims against an architect and subcontractors to the architect: Continue reading Indiana Supreme Court Unequivocally Endorses The Economic Loss Doctrine | Illinois Construction Law Blog
For this week?s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome a great friend. Continue reading Preparing For and Avoiding Residential Construction Disputes: For Homeowners and Contractors