Recent cases from the Supreme Courts of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana raise the issue whether Contractors get any liability coverage at all when they purchase commercial general liability (CGL) policies. The Ohio and Kentucky…more
Courts over the years have adopted rules which are intended to discourage frivolous lawsuits. One such rule prohibits putting the amount of claimed damages in the complaint, thereby creating "headline news" or intimidating the…more
In the homebuilding business in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, builders are quite aware of the perils of constructing homes on steep hillsides and fill sites. As a result, they ordinarily consult with a soils engineer during…more
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A company in a highly competitive industry forced to close a number of regional locations due to poor performance.
Practice Groups Involved:
Civil Litigation, Employment and Labor
Whether a consumer is purchasing a vehicle from a used car lot or any product online, it is prudent to keep in mind the old axiom "buyer beware." But in the everyday sale of real estate, it is just as prudent to be guided by…more
It is commonly understood that a spouse cannot be forced to reveal marital communications, a confessor cannot reveal a penitent's since, and an attorney cannot reveal a client's confidential information. But late last year a…more
When a construction Contractor presents a delay damage claim against the Owner, the Contractor must be aware of time limits in the contract for making such a claim. The same is true for Subcontractors making delay damage claims…more
Last month, a federal court in Texas celebrated a rare event in the long and contentious history of church-state relations in the United States. In a "prayer-in-public schools" case, what the court celebrated was a landmark…more
In ordinary conversation, the "attractive nuisance" legal doctrine is often used to describe conditions which are just the opposite of what the law considers an attractive nuisance. Often we hear references to any condition…more
Last month, a North Carolina state court jury awarded $25 million in a child abuse case in which a six-year old boy (now age 14) was rendered quadriplegic and unable to speak when battered by the mother's boyfriend. What was…more
Freedom of contract, especially in regards to allocating risks of loss and damages, is a hallmark of construction law. The Economic Loss Doctrine (ELD) is intended to enshrine the principle of voluntary risk allocation by…more
The problems experienced by car accident victims trying to recover for medical bills, lost wages, and other harm are real. One of the most frequent problems encountered by lawyers is a lack of sufficient insurance to cover a…more
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