Posts by Alexander_Barthet

Are These 3 Terms in the Contract You Just Signed?

Three common construction contract provisions—hold harmless, indemnification, and duty to defend—are often found together taking a form something like this:...

Indemnification – Something to be Taken Seriously

Indemnification – Something to be Taken Seriously

As claims begin to mount on any job, parties being to push down potential exposures. To do so, they look for...

RESPONDING TO A CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CLAIM

The Thrill is Gone: Responding to a Construction Defect Claim

Purchasing that condo is typically the largest purchase one makes and it quickly becomes a roller-coaster ride of excitement and...

Fire Sprinkler Retrofitting: The Next Chapter

Several months ago we told you about the then looming deadline for statutorily mandated fire sprinkler modifications to residential condominiums....

Walking Off a Job Can be Dangerous

Whether you’re unhappy with being blamed for things you shouldn’t be blamed for, with the attitude of the owner or...

Several Buildings Push Ahead with their Lawsuits

Several Buildings Push Ahead with their Lawsuits

After being denied class certification in federal court and voluntarily dismissing their claims, plaintiffs in the CPVC defects cases decided...

Timeframes for Construction Warranties

If you’re called back to a condominium job for a warranty claim, knowing the applicable deadlines can make all the...

Could This Be End of the Much Publicized CPVC Defect Litigation?

Could This Be End of the Much Publicized CPVC Defect Litigation?

What a difference a few months can make. The original 56 count federal complaint filed against a dozen manufacturers and...

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Who’s at fault?

A lot of parties are being named in these CPVC fire sprinkler lawsuits. But under what theory would any of these...

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Contractors See New 558 Notices

Associations in some newly built condominium buildings have begun to send out 558 notices regarding their fire sprinkler installations. Chapter 558,...