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    Consumer Protection
    Shafer Electric & Construction v. Mantia: PA Supreme Court holds that noncompliance with the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act does not entitle homeowners to free work
    BY Matthew L. Erlanger

    Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (“HICPA”), which went into effect in 2009, generally requires that home improvement contracts be in writing and contain thirteen specific items (including the ...

    Home Improvement
    For Contractors Performing Home Improvements In New Jersey: The Consumer Fraud Act Applies

    If you are a Contractor performing residential home improvement work in New Jersey, a recent case clarifies that you may be subject to Consumer Fraud Act claims even when your contract is with a homeowner who serves as a “general ...

    Compliance
    Pennsylvania Update: The HICPA Crackdown Continues
    BY Robert G. Ruggieri

    The Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, HICPA, went into effect on July 1, 2009. HICPA was designed to protect purchasers of home improvement services from contractors engaging in deceitful business practices or doing shoddy ...

    Home Improvement
    Maryland Case Clarifies Subcontractor Home Improvement Licensing Law

    In Maryland, contractors who perform home improvements are required to be licensed with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission. In addition to facing civil and criminal fines and penalties, unlicensed contractors risk losing the ability to enforce ...

    Home Improvement
    Pennsylvania Courts Rule No More Coverage for Property Damage in Faulty Workmanship Claims: How Contractors Should Protect Themselves
    BY Jonathan A. Cass

    As a result of two recent Pennsylvania decisions, insurance carriers are now aggressively taking the position that there is no insurance coverage under commercial general liability policies (“CGL)” for property damage claims caused by ...