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Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 25th, 2011 Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

Vandeventer Black LLP: Am I Really Responsible for That?

By Neil Lowenstein Landowners hire contractors to perform work for the landowner. Contractors then typically hire multiple subcontractors to perform various portions of that work. And, subcontractors then hire sub-subcontractors to perform various portions of their work. And, so on depending upon...

Vetstein Law Group: Irene Cleanup Mailbag: Who Is Responsible If My Neighbor’s Tree Fell On My House, Car, Shed, Or Swingset?

[ Originally published 08/30/2011 ] By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Fallen Tree Law Hurricane, Tropical Storm, whatever-you-want-to-be-called-Irene certainly did a number on Massachusetts. We are into Day 2 of no power in my hometown of Sudbury. The kids are getting absolutely...

Vetstein Law Group: Cleaning Up After Hurricane Sandy: Homeowner’s Insurance Coverage & Downed Trees

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Homeowner's Insurance Coverage for Hurricane Damage Although Massachusetts was spared a direct hit by Hurricane Sandy, there are widespread reports of flooding and property damage. Whether the damage to your home from Hurricane Sandy is covered by your...

Duane Morris LLP: New Jersey Property Owners Who Suffered Significant Damages as a Result of Hurricane Sandy May Be Entitled to Property Tax Relief

Any property owners in New Jersey who have suffered substantial damages to their real property as a result of Hurricane Sandy should be entitled to tax relief pursuant to New Jersey law. Specifically, N.J.S.A. 54:4-35.1 provides that any parcel of real property containing a building or other structure...

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – February 4th, 2013 Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

Property Developer’s Failure To Perform Because Of the Economy Was An Occurrence

While much debate has centered around coverage for construction defects, the parties have at least known where the claims are coming from - a structure is set out to be built, something doesn't go right and repairs need to be made. But in IMG Worldwide, Inc. v. Westchester Fire Ins. Co., No. 11-1594...

Kitchen Construction Dispute: Defects In Cabinetmaker’s Own Work Not an Occurrence

In Shane Traylor Cabinetmaker v. American Resources Ins. Co., Inc , the building owner, Barbee, claimed that the work of the policyholder, STC, "was not performed in a workmanlike manner ... requiring [Barbee] to repair and/or replace the work performed by . . . [STC]'. STC's insurance company...

Fifty States Of Mold Claims

I. Introduction This first-of-its-kind article provides an overview of many of the jurisdictionally specific mold-related litigation issues, and includes a checklist of how to successfully defend against mold claims. A 50-state survey of the three most critical and common legal issues arising from mold...

Holy Mau: A New Kind Of Chinese Drywall Claim

Chinese drywall -- litigation over the smell of a rotten egg, er, rolls on. There has been lots of coverage litigation over the past few years concerning various issues associated with Chinese drywall. But last week’s decision in Chartis Property & Casualty Company v. Jassy, No. 12-2087 (M...