Regent Ins. Co. v. Storm King Contr., Inc.
2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16513 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 26, 2008)
In June 1999, the owner of The Emerson Inn hired Storm King to act as its general contractor in the remodeling and rebuilding of the Inn. Under their agreement, Storm King was not responsible for the design of the project or for compliance with applicable law, building codes, or regulations, and it was agreed that the remedy for any defective work would be limited to correction of the defects. Storm King entered into a subcontract with Sullivan Fire Protection for the installation of a fire sprinkler system. The subcontract incorporated the terms of the agreement between the owner and Storm King. Its scope of work section provided that Sullivan’s work was to be performed in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by the design professional. Continue reading “U.S. District Court in New York Draws Distinction Between Damages Recoverable for Defective Work in Tort and for Breach of Contract – Where Tort Claim Barred By Statute of Limitations, Owner Could Not Recover for Cost of Replacement of Structure Destroyed By Fire Allegedly Resulting From Defective Work of Renovation Contractor”