condominium News

Judge: Preserving Evidence Key to Florida Collapse Probe

Preservation of evidence is critical to understanding why a Florida oceanfront condominium collapsed and to protect the legal rights of victims and others, a judge said Wednesday. Miami-Dade County is expected later this month to hand over control of the …

Undisclosed Settlement Reached Over Deadly Honolulu Fire

HONOLULU — Plaintiffs and defendants reached a settlement over a deadly Honolulu high-rise fire, although the amounts to be paid by insurance companies remains confidential, attorneys said. A settlement conference concluded Tuesday regarding the July 2017 Marco Polo building fire …

2 Injured in Chicago Water Tank Fall File Lawsuit

Two people injured when a century-old water tank fell from a Chicago condominium building are suing the building’s owner. The complaint filed Friday in Cook County court seeks unspecified damages. In a statement, attorney Richard F. Burke Jr. says 27-year-old …

New Condo Building Destroyed in Colorado Fire

Firefighters in Fort Collins, Colo., are investigating a fire that destroyed a condominium building under construction and heavily damaged a neighboring building. The fire was reported just after 3:30 a.m. on Monday in a four-story condo building being built downtown. …

Identifying Underutilized Defenses in Condominium Defect Lawsuits

While there has been a notable decline in the construction industry over recent years, no such drop has occurred in the volume of construction defect lawsuits involving condominium (“condo”) projects. As adjusters are aware, these actions tend to last three …