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    Contract
    When Does Indemnification in a Construction Contract Go Too Far? A Brief Analysis of Proposed Amendment of 68 P.S. § 491
    BY Michael I. Schwartz

    Construction contract indemnification clauses may get turned topsy-turvy due to legislation making its way through the Pennsylvania Assembly. Currently, Pennsylvania’s anti-indemnification statute applies to certain, limited instances. The ...

    Insurance
    Who is an Insured Anyway? New Additional Insured Requirements for New York Construction Professionals
    BY Jonathan A. Cass, Sydney Pierce

    Construction professionals in New York face new hurdles in ensuring they are covered as additional insureds under other parties’ commercial general liability insurance policies. In 2002, a New York City agency contracted with a general contractor ...

    Insurance
    Contractors Beware – Ohio Joins Minority of States in Insurance Coverage Row
    BY Jonathan A. Cass

    The Ohio Supreme Court’s October 9, 2018 decision in Ohio Northern University v. Charles Construction Services, Inc., 2018-Ohio-4057 issued a blow to general contractors attempting to obtain insurance coverage under their commercial general ...

    Insurance
    NJ Supreme Court Gets it Right! Consequential Damages Caused by a Subcontractor’s Defective Construction Work is Insured
    BY Jonathan A. Cass, Rene David Quinlan

    [Note from the Editor: Due to an inadvertent editing error, omitted from our post entitled NJ Supreme Court Gets It Right! Consequential Damages Caused By A Subcontractor’s Defective Construction Work Is Insured was the fact that the property ...

    Insurance
    New Permitting and Licensure Requirements Take Effect in Philadelphia
    BY Daniel E. Fierstein

    As we reflect upon the past year, few in the Delaware Valley will forget the fateful day in June when a building located at 22nd and Market Streets collapsed in the midst of demolition work performed by contractor Griffin Campbell, which claimed six ...

    Bonds
    Is My Surety the Same As My Insurance Carrier? Not So Much Says a Federal Court in Pennsylvania

    As members of the construction industry know, to describe the relationship between a surety and the party to whom it issues a surety bond (the principal) as confusing would be an understatement.  In fact, many believe that the surety-principal ...

    Insurance
    Recent Philadelphia Building Collapse – Legal Ramifications

    As most people have heard, a vacant building being demolished on the corner of 22nd and Market, in Center City Philadelphia, collapsed into a thrift store this past Wednesday morning.  The collapse resulted in 6 deaths and injuries to numerous ...

    Insurance
    What Do You Call a Contractor Who Provides an Owner with an OCP Policy, Additional Insured Status, and Indemnification? Confused

    For most people, there is only one thing more excruciating than a discussion about insurance coverage: a blog post about it.  So brace yourselves dear readers. With all kidding aside, the importance for contractors and owners to understand the ins ...

    Insurance
    Hurricane Sandy, Issues Relevant to Commercial Landlords and Tenants
    BY Jonathan A. Cass, Marian A. Kornilowicz

    As commercial property owners and their tenants assess the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, they need to understand their rights and obligations under leases, mortgage loan documents, and insurance policies. LEASE PROVISIONS As a result of storm ...

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    Protecting Against Faulty Workmanship Claims

    Recent Pennsylvania court decisions have virtually eliminated any insurance coverage under commercial general liability policies for claims brought against general contractors arising from the faulty workmanship of their subcontractors. Jonathan A. ...