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Doug Hanson

The Punch List provides you with a review of current state and federal cases, as well as legislative and regulatory changes, affecting the construction industry. Some of the topics include contracts, classification of workers, construction bidding, independent contractors, negligence, construction defects, liens, insurance claims, and various other important topics in the industry.  Click on the subscription button below to customize your updates.
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Court of Appeals in Florida overturns trial court's leaky ruling

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:53



Court allows simultaneous state and federal actions based on same facts as long as it is not “parallel”

Friday, 29 July 2016 08:51


In this case, a dispute arose between Summit Contracting Group, Inc. (Summit), a commercial general contractor who was contracted to construct an assisted living facility, and Ashland Heights, LP (Ashland), owner of the facility.


Claim that court should hear additional testimony is “exposed”

Thursday, 23 June 2016 11:46


A construction company observed an exposed electrical line protruding out of the ground at one of its residential properties. The construction company notified an electrical company about the exposed electrical line. The construction and electrical companies each denied responsibility for the exposed electrical line and offered contrasting evidence at the trial as to the source of the exposure.


Insurance company on the hook for faulty construction

Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:55


A city filed a lawsuit against an engineering firm and a construction firm (the Firms) alleging a breach of contract and professional negligence, which arose out of faulty repair and construction of two lagoons.


Court rules wife is not liable for the defective house that her husband’s construction company built

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 08:26


The Court of Appeals in Nashville, Tennessee recently upheld a decision ruling that a wife of an owner of a construction company is not individually liable for the damages caused by her husband’s construction company even though she was the real estate agent for the defective house. 


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