Posts by Alexander_Barthet


Fire Sprinkler Retrofitting

Buildings with fire sprinkler installations already have a lot to worry about, especially with the recent uptick in fire sprinkler defect...

CPVC Industry Resisting Claims

Written by: Miami Construction Lawyer | Alex Barthet You might think that the makers of CPVC products would be keeping...

Another Fire Sprinkler Lawsuit

It was only a matter of time. A second suit has been filed alleging extensive damage as a direct result of a faulty fire sprinkler system – a system which combined CPVC pipe with steel pipe.

An Insurer’s Duty to Defend Claim

In today’s post-boom construction environment, claims by project owners of construction defects, wrongful or otherwise, are all too common. Because...

Construction defects: Fixing them can be risky

Contractors who discover defects in their work face two challenges: ignore them and risk liability, or fix the problems and risk destroying evidence - also known as “spoliation.” If litigation develops down the road, contractors that destroy evidence, even with the best of intentions, can wind up paying damages as assessed by a court.

Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Piping

CPVC: Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Piping

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) is similar to polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Simply put, CPVC is PVC with additional chlorine added. Commonly,...

CPVC Contamination

CPVC Pipe Contamination The Major Culprit

Dr. Duane Priddy, Sr., the founder and CEO of Plastic Failure Labs, a leading provider of plastic consulting and plastic...

CPVC_Warning to all subcontractors

Warning To All Subcontractors

While the major emphasis in this new CPVC class action litigation is on the manufacturers and distributors of the CPVC...

CPVC Pipe Failure

Not A New Problem

Pipe manufacturers have long been warning that the use of CPVC pipe in fire sprinkler installations can be problematic. So...


CPVC Construction Defect Suit Claims Billions: Is the Fire Sprinkler Industry in Hot Water?

Written by: Alexander Barthet Fire sprinkler installation companies are steeling themselves for what some plaintiff lawyers are warning could be...