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Honolulu Officials Say Transportation Center Construction has Flaws

A $54 million traffic management center being built for the state and city is plagued by numerous deficiencies, including leakage problems and incorrect installations of the roof, flooring, lobby glass walls and fire escape stairways, Honolulu officials said. The city …

Leaky Walls, Loose Panels Pose Safety Risk at Vikings’ New $1.1B Stadium

Leaky walls and loose panels at the Minnesota Vikings‘ new $1.1 billion stadium pose health and safety concerns, according to a stadium official who says fixing the problems are a priority. Zinc panels covering the entire exterior of the building …

Nevada Legislators Consider Bill to Curb Construction Defect Suits

Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a bill aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits over construction defects. The Assembly and Senate judiciary committees met Wednesday to discuss AB125, which is sponsored by the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Republicans say the bill would fix a …

Construction Defects Prompt New Safety Requirements for Keystone Pipeline

Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project. The defects – high rates of bad welds, …

Texas High Court Rules in Favor of Contractor in Contractual Liability Exclusion Dispute

The Texas Supreme Court issued a key ruling Friday that should boost consumer confidence in the liability insurance coverage that builders and general contractors carry. Writing for the court, Justice Phil Johnson denied an insurance company’s attempt to avoid paying …

Sentosa Cove Condo Owners Sue Singapore Builder Over Construction Defects

Owners occupying almost half the units at a luxury apartment building on Singapore‚Äôs resort island of Sentosa sued the developer over alleged defects. Ho Bee Investment Ltd. failed to fix termite-infested pool decking and flooded staircases in the common areas …

Nevada High Court to Hear Flawed Vegas Hotel Case

The Nevada Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday about a flawed hotel tower designed to be the centerpiece of MGM Resorts International’s glittery CityCenter development on the Las Vegas Strip that the company now wants to tear down. The question before …

New Hawaii Law Seeks to Restore Coverage for Construction Defect Claims

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed legislation its supporters hope will restore coverage for construction defect claims under a commercial general liability (CGL) policy that was called into question by a 2010 court ruling. However, an attorney specializing in insurance …