Construction Liability Update: Valuable Info for Members

Filed in Committees and Councils, Legal by on February 5, 2016 0 Comments

Now available to members on, the latest Construction Liability and Risk Management Update includes reports on legal issues that can have a direct impact on home builders’ business operations.

First up: Recent claims involving elevated formaldehyde content in imported wood flooring, a continuing issue for some members. Read also about an insurance coverage decision finding the insurer had no duty to defend a spray foam insulation manufacturer for alleged injuries to home owners, a legal victory for Minnesota builders in a challenge to a sprinkler mandate, and a recent court decision from Iowa finding the CGL policy covers property damage resulting from defective work.

Also in this issue:

  • News about a study in California on soil subsidence caused by the years-long drought
  • OSHA enforcement actions
  • An Illinois decision finding that the implied warranty of habitability does not extend to architects
  • News about a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. departments of Justice and Labor to investigate and prosecute worker endangerment violations.

The Update is published by the Construction Liability, Risk Management and Building Materials Committee for the educational and information use of NAHB members. You must be logged in to to access the publication.

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