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Accessibility Concerns for Disabled Condo Owners
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Recent media reports alleging that certain laminate flooring manufactured in China and distributed in the U.S. contains unsafe levels of formaldehyde may have a familiar and frightening ring to them, particularly for insurers...more
This past year brought a number of important insurance decisions in Florida, some favorable to insurers and others that reaffirm the challenges for insurers litigating in Florida.
For example, after a broad statutory...more
In Oxbow Constr., LLC v. Eight Judicial Dist. Ct., 2014 Nev. LEXIS 109, 130 Nev. Adv. Rep. 86 (Nev. Oct. 16, 2014), the Nevada Supreme Court considered issues regarding class-action certification and the availability of...more
When faced with a subrogation loss involving a new or fairly new house, and a potential construction defect that caused the loss, one of the first things to look for is how warranties can help or hurt your case. Did the...more
Suit Alleging Drug Distributor Was a “Pill Mill” Requires Defense -
Why it matters:
A Kentucky federal court held that the claimed impact in a suit brought by the West Virginia Attorney General – alleging that...more
On December 3, 2013, the intermediate Pennsylvania Court of Appeals decided Indalex, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, and concluded that an “occurrence” under a commercial umbrella liability policy may...more
In its recent decision in Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Devon International, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20659 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 15, 2013), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, applying Pennsylvania law,...more
New Jersey’s Appellate Division clarified the role of the New Jersey Statute of Repose, N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1.1 (the Statute of Repose), as it pertains to manufacturers of products that are utilized in improvements to real...more
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In VRV Development L.P.v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., ___ F.3d ___, 2011 WL 48897 (5th Cir. (Tex.) January 7, 2011), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that negligent design and...more
Supreme Court of South Carolina
In Crossmann Communities of North Carolina, Inc. v. Harleysville Mut. Ins. Co., ___ S.E. 2d ___, 2011 WL 93716 (S.C. January 7, 2011), the Supreme Court of South Carolina held that there is...more
Note To Reader: As this article goes to press, the Fourth District Court of Appeal has received the parties’ supplemental briefs, and is preparing to rehear Villa Vicenza Homeowners Association v. Nobel Court Development,...more
The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently held that construction-defect plaintiffs must provide developers with notice and an opportunity to repair before filing suit. This holding in Standard Pacific Corporation v....more
The Legislature has made another attempt to try to correct the indemnification mess in the residential construction arena. This is its third attempt.
In 2005, the Legislature changed the framework for analysis of...more
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