Latest Update on Construction Liability Available

Filed in Codes and Standards, Legal by on October 5, 2016 0 Comments

The latest issue of the NAHB Construction Liability and Risk Management Update includes a number of posts of interest to home building industry professionals. Read about:

  • A Pennsylvania Superior Court decision holding that subsequent purchasers may assert claims for fraud and violation of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law against the original home builder
  • A certified question to the Florida Supreme Court regarding whether that state’s statutorily prescribed notice and repair process constitutes a “suit” under a CGL policy
  • A South Carolina Supreme Court decision refusing to compel arbitration in a residential construction contract
  • A decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to accept a petition for certiorari to decide whether an implied warranty of “suitability” can exist between a developer and ultimate purchaser of the home

This issue also contains updates on OSHA enforcement activity, a city ordinance banning wood frame construction in mid-rise buildings, information on Duke University’s Smart Home Program, and more.

For additional information about construction liability and risk management in the home building industry, contact David Jaffe or Felicia Watson.

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