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Construction Litigation Archives

Homeowners usually have limited time to sue builder for defect

Litigation related to construction defects can be expensive and time-consuming for Illinois builders. Every job could someday lead to an owner claiming that the company is responsible for a leaking roof, foundation problems and so on.

Disputes between owners and builders can arise over anything

Given the scope and complexity of many construction projects, it is perhaps no surprise that there a variety of disputes that can arise between the contractor, the property owner and subcontractors. From disagreements over the work to be done, to when workers can come in, to who is responsible for a defect, almost anything can turn into a legal fight, if the parties involved do not have a clear understanding of their rights and obligations before the project begins.

7 common defects construction companies are accused of making

A construction company that is accused of leaving a construction defect in a commercial property may have to go to court to defend themselves. Construction litigation can be very expensive to the builder, and even if the charges are false, the business could suffer serious damage to its reputation.

Construction firm says VA breached contract, abandons project

At first blush, a contract to build a Veterans Administration hospital would seem to be a wonderful, lucrative opportunity for a construction company. But if the government does not competently oversee the project, delays can add up, costing the company time and money, and leading to major headaches.

Construction company settles over concert hall defect accusation

Big construction projects can mean big money for Illinois contractors, but they can also lead to a big headache if the owner claims the business caused defects in the project. Depending on the size of the project, the property owner could demand millions of dollars in compensation for the supposed negligence.

Arbitration clause at issue in construction litigation

Many contracts in the construction industry include a clause that allows either party to compel the other to go to arbitration should a business dispute ever arise between them. But when a dispute actually occurs, sometimes one party objects to arbitration and wishes to go to court instead.