Those of us who have spent a few years in the Mid-Atlantic region know that our part of the country is as litigious as any other - sometimes even more so. People in one aspect or another of the construction industry - real estate developers, general contractors, subcontractors, designers and others - understand that litigation is today a virtually unavoidable part of the business.
Regular readers of our Mid-Atlantic Civil Litigation Defense Firm blog know that in a recent post we described one of the most effective defenses available in construction defect litigation. Quite simply, it is to make clear to the court that the other party does not have the legal right to sue.
Regular readers of our blog know that we recently discussed some of the ongoing problems with San Francisco's Millennium Tower. Two of the biggest problems: the 58-story residential scraper has sunk 17 inches in the past decade and the building is leaning 14 inches to the northwest.
There is no doubt that the Millennium Tower is sinking and tilting. What is in doubt is who is responsible for the construction defect plaguing San Francisco's blue-gray skyscraper. Since the primarily residential 58-story Millennium opened nearly a decade ago, it has sunk 17 inches and is leaning 14 inches to the northwest.
Facing a lawsuit over construction defects can cost you and your company valuable time and money. Whether you are a general contractor or inspector, you want to take extra precautions to ensure that buildings and fixtures are safe for use to avoid litigation.