Monthly Archives: August 2015

Noncompliance with the California Contractor’s License Law Brings Severe Consequences

Ted R. Gropman, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Partner Pacific Caisson & Shoring, Inc. v. Bernards Brothers Inc., 236 Cal. App. 4th 1246 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015) In California, a contractor must be licensed by the Contractors State License Board (Board) in … Continue reading

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What Every Contractor Needs To Know About Mediation

Bruce W. Ficken A generation ago, mediation of construction disputes was unusual. Today, it is rare that a construction claim goes to trial without some effort at mediation first. Indeed, a substantial percentage of construction contracts require mediation as a … Continue reading

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Superior Court of Pennsylvania Holds that Negligent Misrepresentation Exception to Economic Loss Doctrine Under Bilt-Rite May Be Predicated on Implied Representation in Negligently Prepared Design Documents

Gongloff Contracting, L.L.C. v. L. Robert Kimball & Assocs., Architects and Eng’rs, Inc., 2015 Pa. Super 149 (Pa. Super. Ct. July 8, 2015) Pennsylvania law generally bars negligence claims when the injured party has suffered only economic losses.  This principle … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Loss Defense, Engineer Liability