Kent B. Scott | Babcock Scott & Babcock | June 27, 2017 Introduction The problem of meritless lawsuits against design professionals continues to grow causing a great deal of time, money and unproductive use of the judicial process. Just as important is the stress and unwarranted damage that could occur to a design professional’s reputation… Continue reading Killing Meritless Claims against Design Professionals – Can a Certificate of Merit be the Answer to Ending Frivolous Lawsuits?
DWM Magazine | June 22, 2017 On Tuesday, attendees at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Summer Conference in Newport, R.I., heard a presentation from Chip Gentry, a founding member of the Call & Gentry Law Group, about the important role of proper installation and good insurance when it comes to avoiding litigation. “Build it… Continue reading Attorney: Good Installation, Strong Insurance are Vital for Window Companies
Out-Law.com | June 22, 2017 The value of construction disputes and the time taken to resolve them have both fallen over the past year, according to the annual Global Construction Disputes report from construction consultancy company Arcadis. The global average value of disputes dropped by $42,800,000 while the time taken fell by one month, to… Continue reading Construction Disputes Becoming Faster and Cheaper, says Report
Stephanie Poll | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog | June 25, 2017 The short answer is yes. In Conway v. Farmers Home Mutual Insurance Company, the California Court of Appeal followed several out-of-state authorities in considering the issue and ruling in favor for the insured.1 Chip Merlin raised this issue with respect to Texas back in 2009 –… Continue reading In California, Can an Insured Homeowner Recover Full Replacement Cost by Purchasing a Home at Another Location?
Justin Pritchard | Claims Journal | June 20, 2017 For the last decade, engineers specializing in fire safety have worried about the hidden danger posed by the kind of insulated metallic skin that transported flames up a high-rise apartment building in London, killing dozens. Panels of the armor-like “cladding” have become a popular facade on tall buildings… Continue reading Green Cladding on London High-Rises Has Fueled Fires Before