Complex Claims Compensation for Improperly Installed Doors and Windows

A city-funded complex of affordable condos in New York is claiming compensation for improperly installed doors and windows against the developer. The Waters Edge at Arverne complex is located in the Rockaways district of New York. Consisting of 65 two-story buildings, the complex was intended to provide affordable condos for low and middle-income families in…


The Pros and Cons of Using Drones to Identify Construction Defects

Lawyers are starting to investigate the pros and cons of using drones to identify construction defects or disprove their existence in lawsuits and litigation. Several interesting articles about the pros and cons of using drones to identify construction defects have emerged recently – the general consensus of opinion being that aerial video and photography captured…


Nevada Makes Homeowner Construction Defect Claims Much Tougher

The recent passage of the Homeowners Protection Act in Nevada has been criticized for making homeowner construction defect claims much tougher. Late last month, Nevada Governor Brain Sandoval signed Assembly Bill AB125 into law – the Homeowners Protection Act. The Bill makes sweeping changes to the state´s “Chapter 40” legislation relating to homeowner construction defect…


POA Secures Compensation for Building Standard Violations without Litigation

A property owners association in The Mission neighborhood of San Francisco has secured an $880,000 settlement of compensation for building standard violations without needing litigation to resolve their claim. The owners of fifty-eight residential units and five commercial units at 555 Bartlett Street contacted lawyers when defects started appearing in the building within two years…