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Reminder: False Claims Act lessons are expensive
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

A contractor filing false prevailing wage certifications was reminded just how costly it can be to run afoul of a False Claims Act charge


Three strikes on defective work insurance claim
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

A federal appeals court recently retired, in short order, a contractor's insurance claim arising from defective work. The claim arose when scratches


This claim is too strong to have to arbitrate!
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2014

Just when you think you've heard it all. An architect sues for breach of contract and copyright infringement, and the owner files a motion to stay


Economic loss rule, 1850-2013, R.I.P.
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2013

The folks who eroded the privity rule in A.R. Moyer v. Graham have now abolished the economic loss rule in Tiara Condominium Ass'n v. Marsh &


Prevailing party can recover legal fees for in-house lawyer
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2014

The "American Rule" is that parties pay their own legal fees for a dispute. Fees can be shifted by contract or by statute, but fee-shifting remains


Expanded definition of “occurrence” did not convert construction defect into insured claim
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2014

The terms of an owner-controlled insurance policy defined "occurrence" as "an accident, event, or happening, including continuous or repeated


“Everything but the kitchen sink” theory of litigation: usually a sign of weakness
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2014

Lawsuits that proceed under, say, eight or more causes of action typically either (a) recite egregious acts by a group of defendants, or (b) mask a


Prompt pay means prompt pay
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2013

A contractor sends an inflated invoice to an owner for a completed project. The owner fails to pay anything against that invoice - even the amount


Liquidated damages liability after convenience termination
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2015

A contractor and public authority struggled through much of a pump station replacement project. During the work, the town agreed to extend the


Interplay of general liability and pollution liability coverage
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2015

An explosion caused by release of natural gas from a damaged pipe caused personal injury and property damage. Resulting lawsuits against the