General Contractor Blocked from Enjoying Additional Insured Defense Coverage Due to the Cross-Liability Exclusion
Recent Massachusetts Appeals Court unpublished decision adds to confusion over the already complex system for additional insured coverage. Phoenix Bay State v First Financial Insurance… Read More »General Contractor Blocked from Enjoying Additional Insured Defense Coverage Due to the Cross-Liability Exclusion
Additional insured status useless due to anti-indemnity laws MAXIM CRANE WORKS, LP v. ZURICH AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY, Dist. Court, SD Texas 2019 FACTS Crane lessor… Read More »Construction insurance – expensive because it is incomprehensible
The Windsor School (Owner) hired the contractor (LKC) to build a new gymnasium. LKC hired a subcontractor to lay the floor. Within months of completion,… Read More »Court Bounces Insurance Claim for Cost of Fixing Gym Floor
The insurance requirements worked in this 2018 North Carolina case, in forcing the lower tier sub’s primary general liability and umbrella insurers to pay for… Read More »Contractual risk transfer – this time it worked.
CWC Builders, Inc. v United Specialty Insurance Company US District Court D Mass 2015 FACTS Construction manager CWC, on a residential construction project, required its… Read More »Additional Insured contractor blocked from GL Coverage by Sub’s Residential Exclusion
Sophisticated insureds can’t understand additional insured either Scottsdale Insurance v United Rentals US Dist Ct. Massachusetts (2018) FACTS Gomes had Scottsdale Insurance and when… Read More »Additional Insured’s Policy Made to Pay First As Primary – With The Named Insured As Excess
Condo developers in Cambridge tried to cut back the big risk of lawsuits coming back against them from the Condominium Unit Owner’s Association by putting… Read More »Condo developer not shielded from suit by hurdles written into bylaws
What HVAC jobs get Massachusetts prevailing wage? Workers on Massachusetts public construction projects must get paid what are called prevailing wages. Prevailing wage standards generally… Read More »Who says what wages prevail and on what jobs in Massachusetts public construction?
Own the process and set the tone. Newer design and construction methods use better integration across disciplines and among parties, sometimes using Lean principles, a… Read More »9 Ways To Be A Good Construction Project Owner