Matthew Stockwell

Matthew Stockwell

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Construction Bond Basics

There are three types of bonds that afford financial protection in connection with a construction project: payment bonds, Cranesperformance bonds, and bid bonds. Below is a primer on the differences between these bonds and...more

6/16/2016 - Construction Industry Construction Project Miller Act Payment Bonds Performance Bonds

In NY, What is a “Elevation-Related Hazard?”

Roughly two weeks before annual National Stand-Down Week (May 2-6), New York’s Appellate Division, RebarGridSecond Department, in Vitale v. Astoria Energy II, LLC, affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a worker’s personal...more

5/5/2016 - Construction Industry Construction Project Employer Liability Issues Labor Code Workplace Hazards Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

Insurance and the Polar Vortex: Recovering Losses from the Big Chill of 2014

The first two weeks of 2014 ushered in an extraordinary weather disaster affecting most of the United States, causing extensive property damage and business interruption as a result of freezing temperatures. On January 3,...more

1/17/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Economic Damages Multiple Occurences Polar Vortex Property Damage Severe Weather

Court Gets in Line with Majority of Jurisdictions on Faulty Products Coverage

A recent decision from an appellate court in Pennsylvania is good news for policyholders who manufacture products, as yet another jurisdiction joins the majority view that product manufacturers may be covered for damage that...more

1/16/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Construction Defects Design Defects Faulty Workmanship Liability Insurance Manufacturers Manufacturing Defects Occurrence

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