In the AGC Constructor January/February 2011 issue, Linda D. Kornfeld and Marla H. Kanemitsu wrote an article entitled, “Will Your Insurance Help? The Coming Wave of Defects Litigation:” Contractors, subcontractors and other companies involved in the construction boom of the early 2000s may soon find themselves the subject of expensive construction defects litigation. Many states, … Continue reading AGC Constructor: The Coming Wave of Construction Defect Litigation
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Editorial: State of the Industry, Part 1 – Construction Defect Litigation
Here in California the weather is cold (relatively speaking), but the climate is electrifying. Construction defect litigation remains active despite numerous changes to legal strategies and continues to be shaped by the insurance carriers. CA SB800, our Builders Right to Repair laws, under Civil Code §895, et seq., has failed to achieve its stated goals … Continue reading Editorial: State of the Industry, Part 1 – Construction Defect Litigation
San Fernando Valley Business Journal: Local Painting/Waterproofing Contractor Accused of Insurance Fraud
According to the California Department of Insurance, a Tarzana, CA contractor misrepresented payroll for his employees resulting in underpayment of approximately $112,000 in workers' compensation premiums. Abraham Dvir, 66-year-old owner of United Pa...
The BLT: DuPont Pays $3.3M For Not Reporting Toxicity of Construction Materials
When product research turns up potential risks to humans and the environment, the Toxic Substances Control Act requires immediate reporting to the EPA. DuPont failed to do so when developing some new construction materials and has settled for $3.3 mill...
Clorox Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner (CATBC) Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
The Clorox Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner (CATBC) settlement resolves a class action lawsuit over Clorox?s claim that the Drop-In Clorox Tablets do not harm plumbing. The CATBC class action lawsuit alleges that the chemicals in the Drop-In Tablets...