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Silica dust damage held barred by pollution and faulty workmanship exclusions in New York
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • March 16 2015

Building construction frequently generates silica dust, a substance that can cause lung disease and other respiratory problems. Abrasive

Pennsylvania Supreme Court denies appeal in coverage dispute; Superior Court decision recognizing a duty to defend where tort claims allege damage to other property stands
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2015

In a per curiam decision without a published opinion, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh’s

Is defective construction covered by your insurance policy?
  • Brouse McDowell
  • USA
  • January 5 2015

General liability policies are routinely purchased by developers, construction managers, and subcontractors to protect themselves from third-party

Fifth Circuit see-saw on contractual-liability exclusion
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2014

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has gone back and forth, and back again, in deciding just what an exclusion in the standard

Mechanic’s liens: Notice of Furnishing and what is required
  • Rogers Townsend & Thomas PC
  • USA
  • July 14 2014

The South Carolina Supreme Court issued an opinion last week regarding mechanic's liens and the notice of furnishing requirement. In Ferguson Fire

In a public works project, contractor's recovery against public entity requires showing of justified reliance
  • Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
  • USA
  • August 29 2014

Atlas-Allied, Inc. ("Atlas") contracted with San Diego Community College District to construct an underground fire suppression system on the

Even without an agreed price, an anticipated contract amount can be determined
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

When a contractor orally agrees to renovate a house but fails to reach an agreed upon price, what happens if the contractor is replaced and goes

Subcontractor limits on bringing claims against the government
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

The general rule is that a subcontractor cannot bring a claim against the government unless it has contractual privity with the government or is an

California Supreme Court addresses architect's duty of care
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2014

The California Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, S208173, on July

The First District of Illinois holds strict compliance with Section 5 of the Mechanics Lien Act is a prerequisite to enforcing a mechanics lien
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2014

Section 5 of the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act (the Act) requires that an owner require, and the contractor provide, a sworn statement containing the