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    Time to get a “LEG” up on construction disputes?

Time to get a “LEG” up on construction disputes?

Time to get a “LEG” up on construction disputes? By Joseph S. Harrington, CPCU Few areas of insurance generate as many disputes as construction defects and/or faulty workmanship. Property damage claims that arise from contractor errors entail a myriad of fact scenarios involving piles of rubble, saturated fixtures, or smoldering ruins, further complicated by a variety of changing and conflicting court rulings. That’s why agents and brokers are finding more

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    YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE

YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE

Woody Creek purchased two parcels of land and purchased title insurance for it. After developing the property and attempting to sell it, he discovered that there was no legal access to one of the parcels. The title company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company negotiated for a 30-year easement but Woody Creek wanted more. Here is how the courts ruled. Woody Creek Ventures (Woody) bought and developed two parcels of land.

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    FEELING THE IMPACT OF HARVEY (WEINSTEIN, NOT HURRICANE) ON “HAMMERS”

FEELING THE IMPACT OF HARVEY (WEINSTEIN, NOT HURRICANE) ON “HAMMERS”

Feeling the impact of Harvey (Weinstein, not Hurricane) on “hammers” Has it been only seven months? Since a New York Times expose in early October 2017 brought down movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, we’ve seen an avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations end the tenures of business leaders, media personalities, and other high-profile individuals, including a sitting U.S. senator and a state judge aspiring to become one. So, we ask: Will the

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    IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE

IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE

Lemcy Cortez was an employed truck driver of Triple F Oil Field Service. He was involved in an accident in Oklahoma but after Triple F denied his claim, he filed with the Louisiana Office of Workers Compensation for coverage. Triple F was in Oklahoma, but Lemcy argued that he had been hired in Louisiana so it had jurisdiction. Here is how the courts ruled. Lemcy Cortez (Cortez) had been hired

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    IT WAS THE TENANT’S FAULT

IT WAS THE TENANT’S FAULT

The New Bedford Police Department raided and searched a rental property. The raid resulted in the arrest of the drug dealer and the seizing of his stash of drugs and money, but it also resulted in considerable damage to the rental property. Doug, the building owner, filed a claim with Manufacturers and Merchants Mutual Insurance Company for more than $17,000 to pay for repairs. The claim was denied, so Doug

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