Monthly Archives: August 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Contractor May Recover in Quantum Meruit Where Home Improvement Contract Does Not Satisfy Statutory Requirements for Enforcement

Shafer Elec. & Constr. v. Mantia, 2014 Pa. LEXIS 1766 (Pa. July 21, 2014) Homeowners Raymond and Donna Mantia contracted Shafer Electric & Construction (“Shafer”) to build a two-car garage addition onto their house. Shafer’s proposal was extremely detailed as … Continue reading

Posted in Quantum Meruit

Federal District Court in New Jersey Holds that Economic Loss Rule Does Not Bar Contractor’s Tort Claims Against Architect Where Parties Were Not in Privity of Contract

Bedwell Co. v. Camden County Improvement Auth., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95510 (D.N.J. July 14, 2014) The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey contracted HDR Architects and Engineers, P.C. (“HDR”) to design a medical school building. After the … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Loss Defense, Malpractice, Negligence

New York Court Rules that Excavator’s Suit Against GC May Proceed Despite Releases It Provided with Progress Billings

Laquila Grp., Inc. v. Hunt Constr. Grp., Inc., 2014 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 2824 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 25, 2014) This action arose out of a payment dispute following construction of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  General contractor Hunt … Continue reading

Posted in Releases, Subcontract, Waiver

District Court in Pennsylvania Concludes that CASPA Prompt Payment Act Does Not Override Unambiguous Forum Selection Clause

KNL Construction, Inc. v. Killian Construction Co., Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58269 (M.D. Pa. Apr. 28, 2014) This action arose out of the construction of the Mohegan Sun Hotel in Luzerene County, Pennsylvania.  General contractor Killian Construction Co., Inc. … Continue reading

Posted in CASPA, Forum-selection clause, Prompt Payment Act

Winning Formula for Construction Litigation – Lessons Learned from a Recent Trial Win

Thank you if you registered for our webinar on “Winning Formula for Construction Litigation – Lessons Learned from a Recent Trial Win.” If you did not have an opportunity to hear the session live, below you will find a video on what … Continue reading

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