Part II: Unraveling a sky-high construction defect dispute

Regular readers of our blog know that we recently discussed some of the ongoing problems with San Francisco’s Millennium Tower. Two of the biggest problems: the 58-story residential scraper has sunk 17 inches in the past decade and the building is leaning 14 inches to the northwest. No one yet knows exactly why the blue-gray … Read morePart II: Unraveling a sky-high construction defect dispute

Part I: Unraveling a sky-high construction defect dispute

There is no doubt that the Millennium Tower is sinking and tilting. What is in doubt is who is responsible for the construction defect plaguing San Francisco’s blue-gray skyscraper. Since the primarily residential 58-story Millennium opened nearly a decade ago, it has sunk 17 inches and is leaning 14 inches to the northwest. It is … Read morePart I: Unraveling a sky-high construction defect dispute

What does a construction defect claim mean to a contractor?

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?

Emerging technologies to transform construction industry

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

Sidestep Construction Defects With These Simple Tips

Facing a lawsuit over construction defects can cost you and your company valuable time and money. Whether you are a general contractor or inspector, you want to take extra precautions to ensure that buildings and fixtures are safe for use to avoid litigation. Here are four types of construction defects and simple steps you can … Read moreSidestep Construction Defects With These Simple Tips

Maryland Court of Special Appeals expands duty of service contractors to inspect and to warn of potential hazards

In Landaverde v. Navarro, Nos. 1719, 2089, 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 721, at *31 (App. July 26, 2018), the Maryland Court of Special Appeals unanimously found in favor of plaintiffs in their appeal of orders of summary judgment granted to service technicians, finding that the contractors owed a duty to inspect and to warn of … Read moreMaryland Court of Special Appeals expands duty of service contractors to inspect and to warn of potential hazards

A fun bit of construction defect history

Regular readers of our Mid-Atlantic Civil Litigation Defense blog know that we often take a look at issues related to construction defects. Because our firm represents general contractors and subcontractors, as well as developers, property owners and others in legal disputes involving allegations of defects or economic losses caused by defects, we try to stay … Read moreA fun bit of construction defect history

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS SETS PARAMETERS FOR APPLICATION OF THE MARYLAND CONSTRUCTION TRUST STATUTE

HOLDS TRUST STATUTE IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO MARYLAND LITTLE MILLER ACT CASES OR MARYLAND MECHANICS’ LIEN CASES On July 30, 2018 in the C&B Construction, Inc. v. Dashiell case, the Court of Appeals of Maryland discussed the applicability of the Maryland Construction Trust Statute (ยงยง 9-201, 9-202, and 9-204 of the Real Property Article), which creates a … Read moreMARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS SETS PARAMETERS FOR APPLICATION OF THE MARYLAND CONSTRUCTION TRUST STATUTE