In a previous blog post, we wrote about an interesting case involving a developer, contractor and a general release in a purchase agreement.
We read recently of a construction law dispute that involves a developer, contractor and a general release. The case began back in 2005 when Variel Warner Ventures, LLC agreed to a construction contract with Verdugo Management & Investment, Inc. for improvements in an apartment complex.
Though concrete is the foundation of today's construction industry, it's a flawed material that cracks, stains and crumbles over time and exposure to the elements and pollution. A software designer and researcher says emerging technologies "will soon radically change how the construction industry builds and what it builds with."
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.
Regular readers of our Mid-Atlantic Civil Litigation Defense blog know that we often take a look at issues related to construction defects. Because our firm represents general contractors and subcontractors, as well as developers, property owners and others in legal disputes involving allegations of defects or economic losses caused by defects, we try to stay current on construction industry news and events. It's also important to have an understanding of history that can help put contemporary issues into perspective. One of the most notable construction defects ever involved a project that began in 1173. The eight-story building took more than 200 years to complete, and remains standing to this day - though at something of a tilt. We're referring, of course, to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.