Construction Developments

Coverage for Defective Work? Michigan Joins MajorityMichigan has joined the majority of jurisdictions in holding that a general liability policy may provide coverage for claims for property damage allegedly caused by the defective work of a subcontractor. In a unanimous decision reversing the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court held that a subcontractor’s unintentional defective work was an “accident”

Subcontractor Certification of Pass-Through Claim — Defective but CorrectableIn June, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) addressed whether it had jurisdiction where a subcontractor pass-through claim was certified under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) by the subcontractor’s president, not the prime contractor’s representative. In its motion to dismiss, the government argued that under the CDA, only the prime contractor could certify

In Georgia, Rely on an Affiliate’s or Individual’s General Contractor’s License at Your Own PerilOn May 5, 2020, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court summary judgment ruling dismissing a residential contractor’s claims against an owner because the contractor was not properly licensed. In LFR Investments, LLC v. Van Sant, after being terminated by the property owner, a homebuilder brought claims for breach of contract and