Archive for the ‘Insurance’ Category

May 31st, 2012 - 2:33 pm § in Case Law, Insurance

Guest Post: Vision One Revisited, From the Insurance Guy’s Eye

  A few weeks back, the Washington Supreme Court issued its opinion onVision One v. Philadelphia Indemnity. In a well-written opinion penned by Justice Stephens, the Court outlined a number of interesting evaluation points. I have discussed this case for a long time on this blog, because I be[...]

May 22nd, 2012 - 3:19 pm § in Case Law, Construction Liability, Construction News, Insurance, Legislation & Law

Washington Supreme Court Rules on Resulting Loss Cases, Attorney Chimes In On Opinion

  It has been a long time coming, but the Washington Supreme Court finally issued its opinion on Vision One v. Philadelphia Indemnity (as well as Sprague v. Safeco – a similar case). In short, the Supreme Court decided that the “resulting loss” provision that appears in most C[...]

January 11th, 2012 - 1:29 pm § in Certification, Construction News, Green Building, Insurance

Uninsurable LEED Risks: Managing Liability For Certification Risks

  Owner expectations. How do we control them? How do we temper them? How do we simply tell them – its impossible? Owners almost always believe that LEED Certification is a product that you can purchase at a price. Its not. So how do we deal with this goal in a building contract?[...]

November 22nd, 2011 - 11:43 am § in Bonds & Surety, Construction Liability, Construction News, Insurance

Can We Compel Insurers To Cover Construction Defect in General Liability Policies?

  Recently, I read an article on Engineering News-Record that outlines a remarkable movement by as many as four states, to mandate coverage of construction defects in contractor general liability insurance policies. Say what? Is this a reality? What will become of affordable insurance?[...]

September 28th, 2011 - 9:47 am § in Construction Liability, Contract Drafting, Contracts, Insurance, Standard Provisions

Consider Amending Your Construction Contract In Response To Change In Insurance Policies

  The organization responsible for boilerplate language in most insurance policies has made some changes that probably affect your construction contract. Luckily, the good people at ConsensusDOCS have made us all aware of these changes and they have suggested new contract language to deal with [...]

September 19th, 2011 - 10:40 am § in Case Law, Construction Liability, Insurance

Vision One Is Argued: Here’s A Recap On An Important Construction Insurance Case

  The decision in Williams v. Athletic Field left many in the construction industry very happy. Thousands of liens were validated by the high court, after the Supreme Court published their opinion. Now, the Supreme Court has another construction matter to resolve – Vision One. We have tal[...]