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Construction Case Law Update - October 2014 #2

Disputes over a mediation agreement’s validity must be resolved prior to a court ruling on discovery requests regarding matters potentially settled by the agreement. A dispute arose after Jilco, Inc. (“Jilco”) subleased a...more

Fifth Circuit Holding Breathes Life Back Into the Contractual Liability Exclusion

Liability insurance policies typically exclude coverage for obligations arising out of the insured’s “assumption of liability in a contract or agreement.” Earlier this year, the Texas Supreme Court took a narrow view of this...more

5th Circuit Holds No Duty to Indemnify Based on Contractual Liability Exclusion

In its recent decision in Crownover v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12158 (5th Cir. June 27, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit had occasion to consider whether the Contractual...more

Construction Defect Disputes and the Abandoned Policyholder: Getting the Carrier to the Table

There is much that can go wrong in any large construction project: improper installations, defective products, errors and omissions made by designers, unexpected site conditions—the list is long. Insurance coverage or a...more

Pinnacle's Limited Impact On California Property Litigation

Originally published in Insurance Law360 on November 2, 2012. The California Supreme Court recently issued an important decision concerning the forum for litigation of construction defect claims. However, as a practical...more

Construction Law in North Carolina: 7 Critical Mistakes Engineers & Architects Make During Project Negotiation & Execution That...

The typical commercial construction lawsuit can cost an architecture or engineering firm well over $100,000 to resolve. It is not unheard of for some construction lawsuits to rise into the multiple hundreds of...more

California Court of Appeal Ruling on Insurance Coverage Issue Favors Policyholder: Tender Claims Early And Protect Your Right To A...

On November 17, insurers were taught another costly lesson on the importance of promptly responding to tendered claims from their insureds. In Janopaul + Block Cos., LLC v. Superior Court (St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co.),...more

Damon Key Legal Alert: July-Aug-Sept 2011

The latest in legal news from Hawaii, via the Damon Key Legal Alert. Stories on Construction law, bid protests, and the legal issues surrounding allegedly defective drywall. ...more

JAMS Global Construction Solutions - Volume 4, No. 1 - Winter 2011

In This Issue: Success in Claim Resolution and Mediation: The Insurance Component; The Future of Construction Arbitration; Good Faith in the Negotiation, Performance and Enforcement of Construction Contracts; Arbitration...more

The Year 2010 In Review: Construction Insurance Issues

This article is the seventh in a series summarizing construction law developments for 2010. 1. Forecast Homes, Inc. v. Steadfast Insurance Co., 181 Cal. App. 4th 1466 (4th Dist. Jan. 2010), rev. denied, 2010 Cal. LEXIS...more

2860 Fee Arbitration is Denied Where Insurer is Not Currently Defending

This section of the civil code provides for arbitration of disputes under California’s so called Cumis doctrine. That statute sets forth the rules for selection of “independent counsel” when the carrier reserves its rights...more

2010 South Carolina Constrution Law Update

This is an update on the key decisions in South Carolina concerning Construction Law. Mechanics liens, contract, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, litigations,...more

Rules of Procedure

Founded 1993, United Arbitration already enjoys an active relationship with businesses, bar associations and insurance companies and continues to have an outstanding success rate with bringing disputants "To The Table"....more

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