On September 27, 2018, the Virginia Supreme Court released its decision in the Terry v. Irish Fleet, Inc. case, further clarifying limitations on the ability for victims of criminal acts to bring suit for their injuries and damages against persons who did not commit the criminal acts. In affirming the trial court’s dismissal of the … Read moreVirginia Supreme Court Further Restricts Liability for Third-Party Criminal Acts, Holding that a Tort Claim Based on the “Voluntary Assumption of Duty” Theory Requires the Assumption of Duty to Be Expressly Assumed, Not Merely Impliedly Assumed
In the construction industry, construction defects are common. Correcting defective construction is already expensive, and a construction defect claim can pose a greater financial threat to a business or operation. Projects nationwide are impacted by defective construction and defective conditions. Lawsuits can be fought when the right defense(s) are identified. The reason construction defects are … Read moreWhat does a construction defect claim mean to a contractor?
In Wallace & Gale Asbestos Settlement Trust v. Busch, a decision released on September 26, 2018 by the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, the state’s intermediate appellate court affirmed the jury verdict entered in favor of the Estate of William Busch, Jr. against Wallace & Gale Asbestos Settlement Trust (“Wallace & Gale”), finding that … Read moreMaryland Court of Special Appeals Affirms Jury Verdict Against Asbestos Installer Even Absent Direct Evidence That Installer Used Asbestos-Containing Materials at a Particular Site
Though concrete is the foundation of today’s construction industry, it’s a flawed material that cracks, stains and crumbles over time and exposure to the elements and pollution. A software designer and researcher says emerging technologies “will soon radically change how the construction industry builds and what it builds with.” The four forces that will transform … Read moreEmerging technologies to transform construction industry