Builder’s gross negligence ends in $20.8 million award

The price of unconscionable conduct A Texas homeowner was awarded $20.8 million in a lawsuit against Bishop Abbey Homes Ltd. and the owner of the company. In the suit, the homeowner stated that the defendants reneged on their promise toRead The Full Article »

Architect jailed for improper fireplace installation

Cases of architects being prosecuted for criminal negligence are rare, but architects should be concerned about a recent case that led to the death of a firefighter.  Architect violates code when installing fireplace  A California architect was given a one-yearRead The Full Article »

A Look Back at Chinese Drywall

Three years after the headlines When the southeastern United States suffered from a shortage of building supplies after several major hurricanes, more than 500 million pounds of drywall came from China to build or repair homes in Florida, Louisiana, andRead The Full Article »

S.C. Supreme Court Rules on Protecting Negligent Contractors

S.C. builders can’t be shielded by LLC status The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled on April 4, 2012 in 16 Jade Street v. R. Design Co., LLC, et al.  ruled that a member of a limited liability company, or LLC,Read The Full Article »