Research and Markets Unveils Report on Construction Defect Litigation Impacting Insurance, Building Industries

March 15, 2005

Research and Markets announced the addition of Construction Defect Litigation Crisis to their offering.

The 1st Edition of the Construction Defect Litigation Crisis report is an
85-page study of the current state of claims and litigation regarding
construction defects. The report takes a concise look at how Construction Defect Litigation (CDL) is impacting the insurance and building industries.

The Scope of the report includes the following topics:

– Description and analysis of common construction defects
– Review of types of insurance available to cover defects
– Analysis of the genesis of CDL and the basis for suits
– Impact of CDL on insurance cost and availability
– Impact of CDL on home building cost and availability
– Discussion of how mold relates to CDL
– Analysis of actions to reduce CDL
– Review of State laws governing construction defects
– Review of State laws governing CDL suits

A major focus of the report is a review of 25 lawsuits that have helped
direct the growth of CDL. Each case review provides details on the cause of the claim, defendant’s handling of the claim, major judicial actions regarding the suit, and the outcome of the suit.

Key court decisions

Montrose Chemical Corp v. Canadian Universal Ins.
Montrose Chemical Corp v. Admiral Ins.
Stonewall Ins v. City of Palos Verdes Estates
AAS vs. William Lyon Company
Calloway v. City of Reno
Maryland Casualty Company v. Nationwide Mutual Ins.
Maryland Casualty Co. v. National American Ins.
Presley Homes v. American States
Stearman v. Centex Homes
Pardee Construction Co. v. Insurance Company of the West
Truck Insurance Exchange v. Unigard Ins.
Richard T. Ray v. Valley Forge Ins.
Erlich v. Menezes
New Hampshire Insurance Co. v. Ridout Roofing
San Diego Housing Commission v. Industrial Indemnity
Henry V. Lantzy V. Centex Homes
F&H Construction v. ITT Hartford Ins.
Other Court Decisions
Craig Ranch v. Beazer
Ficek v. City of Fargo
Hidden Canyon Homeowners Association v. Griffin Homes
Mesa Vista v. Catalina Pacific Concrete
Park Avenue v. Buchan Developments
R.N. Thompson v. Monroe Guaranty
Sehuame v. Abell Helou
St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins v. T.M. Coss

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