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Construction Executive Boot Camp 2016 - Interactive Panel Discussion and Cocktail Networking Event

Posted in Cohen Seglias News & Events, Construction, Insurance
Construction Executive Bootcamp logoAre you a construction company owner, CFO, controller, or lead estimator involved in the bidding process? On October 13th, join construction industry leaders, Bill Burke, Jason Copley, David Kane, and Anthony Stagliano, for a hands-on seminar, providing insights into effective strategies to maximize your profitability through innovative insurance, surety, legal, and accounting perspectives. To register,… Continue Reading

NJ Supreme Court Gets it Right! Consequential Damages Caused by a Subcontractor's Defective Construction Work is Insured

Posted in Construction, Insurance, New Jersey
[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 damage at issue occurred after the project was completed.  The insurance coverage at issue in the case… Continue Reading

New Permitting and Licensure Requirements Take Effect in Philadelphia

Posted in Catherine Nguyen, Daniel Fierstein, Insurance
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 lives. In an effort to improve safety and prevent such tragedies from… Continue Reading

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

Posted in Bonds, Daniel Fierstein, Insurance, John Greenhall, Lori Azzara, 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 relationship is similar, if not identical, to the insurer-insured relationship. In a recent federal court opinion… Continue Reading

Recent Philadelphia Building Collapse - Legal Ramifications

Posted in Insurance, Jonathan Cass, Lori Azzara, Pennsylvania
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 people.  This tragedy brings to mind the risk of building collapses in general, and the… Continue Reading

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

Posted in Daniel Fierstein, Insurance, Jonathan Cass
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 and outs of their insurance policies, and the risk transfer mechanisms that they are using,… Continue Reading

Hurricane Sandy, Issues Relevant to Commercial Landlords and Tenants

Posted in Insurance, Jonathan Cass, Marian 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 damage, many buildings were temporarily uninhabitable or sustained such significant damage as to be uninhabitable or untenantable for… Continue Reading

Protecting Against Faulty Workmanship Claims

Posted in Cohen Seglias News & Events, Insurance
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. Cass, partner with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, PC, recently co-authored an article with Peter Stoll, Jr. and Mary Stoll Walter of The… Continue Reading