Tag: construction liability

Key Victory for Builders in Insurance Coverage Case

Filed in Legal by on June 11, 2015 0 Comments
Key Victory for Builders in Insurance Coverage Case

In a resounding victory for builders who obtain construction general liability insurance to protect themselves from property damage arising out of inadvertent and alleged construction defects, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on June 10 reversed a lower court ruling in the case of Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Co. v St. Catherine of Siena Parish.

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Don’t Get Caught: Use the NAHB Independent Contractor Guide

Don’t Get Caught: Use the NAHB Independent Contractor Guide

Home builders, remodelers and their trade partners often hire independent contractors for specialized tasks. But none want to fall afoul of states that may classify these contractors as “employees” under tax, employee benefit, labor and employment laws. Now there’s help.

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Lumber Liquidators and Your Questions

Filed in Legal by on March 11, 2015 2 Comments

In recent years, the housing industry has seen numerous problems with building products, including fire-retardant treated plywood, polybutelene pipe, certain types of siding, and Chinese drywall, to name a few. The latest issue: laminated flooring from one particular company.

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Insurance Coverage for Latent Defect Claims

Filed in Business Management, Legal by on March 5, 2015 0 Comments
Insurance Coverage for Latent Defect Claims

What protection is a builder actually buying when purchasing general liability insurance? Check out the newest white paper by NAHB experts to find out. (It’s less expensive than learning the answer in court.)

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NAHB Insight into Legal Concerns: Latest Issue

Filed in Committees and Councils, Legal by on February 23, 2015 0 Comments
NAHB Insight into Legal Concerns: Latest Issue

The latest issue of the popular Construction Liability and Risk Management Update is now available to NAHB members logged in to nahb.org. Published by NAHB’s Construction Liability, Risk Management and Building Materials Committee, the update features a revision of the white paper “Insurance Coverage for Claims of Latent Defects: What Protection is a Builder Buying?”

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Favorable Decision in NAHB-Supported Liability Insurance Case

Filed in Legal by on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Favorable Decision in NAHB-Supported Liability Insurance Case

With insurers increasingly citing the “contractual liability exclusion” as a reason to avoid paying for damages covered by home builder liability insurance policies, a recent decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is good news for the housing industry. On Oct. 29, the court determined in Crownover v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co. that a builder who agreed in his contract to repair damages caused by a failure to perform in a good and workmanlike manner did not violate the “contractual liability exclusion” in the builder’s insurance policy.

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Builder Beware: An Update on Construction Legal Issues

Filed in Committees and Councils, Legal by on October 14, 2014 0 Comments
Builder Beware: An Update on Construction Legal Issues

The latest issue of NAHB’s popular Construction Liability and Risk Management Update is now available. Published by the Construction Liability, Risk Management and Building Materials Committee, the update features information on current legal cases affecting insurance coverage. These include an Oklahoma case addressing the applicability of the “Contractual Liability” exclusion, and a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision regarding coverage for property damage caused by alleged defective products.

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Read the Latest Liability, Risk Update

Filed in Codes and Standards, Legal by on August 12, 2014 0 Comments
Read the Latest Liability, Risk Update

Sign into nahb.org and you’ll stay atop the latest legal developments by reading the latest issue of the Construction Liability and Risk Management Update. Published every other month, the report covers the risks associated with building and remodeling homes by providing the latest information on emerging issues, new case law, prominent construction litigation, new legislation and trends.

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The ‘Additional Insured’ Pitfall

Filed in Legal by on June 20, 2014 0 Comments

Suppose your company becomes involved in a construction defect suit arising from mistakes that turn out to be your subcontractor’s fault and you are listed as an Additional Insured on your sub’s comprehensive general liability policy.

Are you covered?

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News You Can Use on Drywall, Risk Management

Filed in Codes and Standards, Legal by on June 10, 2014 0 Comments
News You Can Use on Drywall, Risk Management

The latest issue of NAHB’s popular Construction Liability and Risk Management Update  features a report on a  government study that found a link between  drywall imported from China and human health. Other articles focus on: Litigation involving air conditioning units and defective evaporator coils. Insurance coverage cases,  including a disturbing trend involving the “contractual liability” exclusion. […]

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