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Wood laminate flooring design “not a slavish copy of nature”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

Addressing the copyrightability of a laminate flooring design depicting maple planks, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit held that the

Watch out for the economic loss rule
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2015

The economic loss rule plays an important role in the allocation of liability for damages incurred by parties on a construction project. Often, the

New amendment to Washington's Contractor Registration Act
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

A recent legislative amendment to the Washington Contractor Registration Act (the "CRA") underscores the need for residential property developers to

Construction and design claims: beware of the statute of limitations and repose
  • Jimerson & Cobb P.A.
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

Contractors, developers, owners, and anyone involved in the construction and design industry must be aware of the time periods for bringing suit to

Bailment: retaining funds received from a bankrupt bailee is not a slam dunk
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

A debtor sold cattle for the account of a cattle producer and then remitted the proceeds to the producer. A chapter 7 trustee sought to recover the

Indiana court nixes requests for reinsurance and reserves
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

Early last month a federal court in Indianapolis barred a policyholder from seeking the claims and underwriting files of the defendant carrier’s

Don't overlook the importance of additional insured endorsements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

Whether you are giving one to someone else or asking for one, you need to use additional insured endorsements (AIE) that give you as much protection

Amount of damages for loss of use in construction cases does not need to be established with absolute certainty
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • USA
  • May 18 2015

Recently, a Florida appellate court weighed in on the kind of evidence necessary to prove loss of use damages on a construction project as a result

Contractor submits “penny bid” for rock removal and loses in the end
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

In our house of seven children, a penny found on the ground brings laughter and excitement. You can imagine the opposite reaction when a contractor

Forgo experts at your own peril
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2015

A recent ruling by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida is a good reminder that experts are not only useful in