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Ten Years of Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act: Is Your Home Improvement Business Compliant with the Law?
Friday Nov 16,2018

In October 2008, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (“HICPA”), 73 P.S. §517.1 et seq., which created a statutory framework to protect homeowners from unscrupulous home improvement contractors. HICPA...
By: Tucker Arensberg, P.C. 

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Court Of Appeal Provides Timely Reminder Regarding A Contractor’s Use Of Property For Staging And Proper Calculation Of Damages For Demise Of Redwood Tree
Friday Nov 16,2018

In a recent unpublished Court of Appeal decision, Downs v. City of Redding (October 30, 2018), the Court took up two distinct issues: (a) whether a contractor’s use of property for construction staging constitutes a taking when such use is not...
By: Nossaman LLP 

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Defence + Indemnity: November 2018 - Insurance Issues - Case Summary: Condominium Corporation No 9312374 v Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, 2018 ABQB 674
Friday Nov 16,2018

INSURANCE ISSUES - The Supreme Court’s decision in the Ledcor case (which held that “resultant damage” arising from faulty workmanship is not excluded by the faulty workmanship exclusion in a builders’ risk policy) was held not to allow for coverage...
By: Field Law 

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Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards, 2018 Edition
Friday Nov 16,2018

While it is not comparable to David Letterman’s Top 10 lists, at a recent industry gathering, OSHA announced its annual top 10 violations for fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018). For those who have followed these lists in...
By: Fisher Phillips 

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Construction Contractors Should Promptly Notify Insurers of a Potentially Covered Claim
Friday Nov 16,2018

Contractors always should put their insurers on notice of a potentially covered claim as soon as possible. In many states, an insured typically will not be denied coverage for the late notice of a claim if there is no prejudice to the insurer,...
By: Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP 

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[Video] [WEBINAR] The Cost of Doing Business: Best Practices for Public Works Projects - Part 1
Thursday Nov 15,2018

A major construction or public works project can be one of the most exciting — and stressful — ventures a city or special district may embark on. This webinar series discusses key legal issues and risks to consider when your agency decides to build...
By: Best Best & Krieger LLP 

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Submission of Pre-Suit Claim Notice Required by Construction Defect Statute Timely ‘Commences the Action’ Within the Meaning of the Florida Statute of Repose
Thursday Nov 15,2018

Gindel v. Centex Homes, 2018 Fla. App. LEXIS 13019 (Fla. 4th DCA Sept. 12, 2018) - A group of townhome owners (the “Homeowners”) sued the contractor and a subcontractor (collectively, “Contractor”) who built their townhomes, alleging that Contractor...
By: Pepper Hamilton LLP 

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If You’re Not Using Pennsylvania’s New Construction Code, You Need to Be
Thursday Nov 15,2018

Last month, Pennsylvania adopted the most comprehensive update to its Uniform Construction Code (UCC) since 2009, and construction professionals need to start adhering to the new rules....
By: Barley Snyder 

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