Post-Katrina construction defects in the spotlight: Make It Right Foundation makes things right

For nearly 11 years, I served as a secret weapon in the defense of the nation’s largest homebuilders against numerous construction defect claims involving thousands of building units. Most of my colleagues and clients were often surprised when I mentioned that one of the top builders in the country was a non-profit: Habitat for Humanity. … Continue reading Post-Katrina construction defects in the spotlight: Make It Right Foundation makes things right

Innovative lien filing startup Zlien receives seed investment from non-profit startup fund

Construction law attorney Scott Wolfe, Jr. is the CEO and founder of Zlien, a startup that makes it easy for contractors to file mechanics liens. The firm announced today that it has received $450,000 in seed funding from the non-profit New Orleans Startup Fund to assist with growing the business: “The Startup Fund is delighted … Continue reading Innovative lien filing startup Zlien receives seed investment from non-profit startup fund

Builder Asks Federal Judge to Rethink Drywall Ruling | HouseLogic

Link: Builder Asks Federal Judge to Rethink Drywall Ruling | HouseLogic A Virginia Beach builder says it was legally obligated to fix homes it built with Chinese-made drywall, according to a recent court filing. The Dragas Cos. asked a federal judge to reconsider her decision to deny its claim for insurance coverage for the cost … Continue reading Builder Asks Federal Judge to Rethink Drywall Ruling | HouseLogic

Chinese Drywall Verdict and the Economic Loss Rule: Forum Matters | VALandUseConstructionLaw.com

Link: Chinese Drywall Verdict and the Economic Loss Rule: Forum Matters | VALandUseConstructionLaw.com I spent this weekend thinking about the significant victory for Virginia home owners in the Chinese drywall litigation that was tried as part of the pending class action in New Orleans. Continue reading Chinese Drywall Verdict and the Economic Loss Rule: Forum Matters | VALandUseConstructionLaw.com

7 Virginia Chinese Drywall Plaintiffs Get $2.6 Million Verdict … | Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Link: 7 Virginia Chinese Drywall Plaintiffs Get $2.6 Million Verdict … | Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law As reported today by Virginia Lawyer?s Weekly, seven Virginia families were awarded $2.6 million in damages by New Orleans federal Judge Eldon Fallon. The whopping verdict allowed recovery of? Continue reading 7 Virginia Chinese Drywall Plaintiffs Get $2.6 Million Verdict … | Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law