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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


Arbitration award stands despite apparent error of law
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2015

A federal appellate court has reminded the business community that a mistake of law by an arbitration panel will not ordinarily be grounds to


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


Court interprets “substantial completion” to extend repose period
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2014

The HVAC sub finished a new condo unit system in August 2001. The condo was substantially complete in early 2002. But since the developer did not pay


Failure to comply with Prompt Pay Act trumps claimed failure to perform
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2014

When a New Jersey public authority failed to comply with the NJ Prompt Pay Act, it was obligated to pay the contractor even though it argued the


The irony of defamation lawsuits construction edition
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2014

There is a certain irony in any defamation lawsuit, which is a public request for redress arising from a statement the claimant says should not have


Property owner’s liability under CERCLA for unpaid remediation subcontractor
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2014

A federal appeals court ruled that a landowner is not liable under CERCLA for amounts due to a subcontractor, when the owner had already paid the


Q: when is a monthly release not a release?
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2014

When the issue is decided in arbitration. An arbitrator’s decision that a periodic subcontractor release had not waived claims made in arbitration


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


Economic loss doctrine enforced in Harmon Tower case
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2013

The structural engineer on the Harmon Tower will not be liable to the steel subcontractor, per the Nevada Supreme Court. In a lawsuit that is likely