Michigan Supreme Court Opens Door To CGL Claims For Construction Defects

The Michigan Supreme Court overturned precedent and joined the jurisdictions that allow damages arising from construction defects to be the basis of a claim against a subcontractor’s comprehensive general liability (“CGL”) policy written on a 1986 ISO form. This decision opens the door to CGL claims for construction defects that had been shut in Michigan since Hawkeye-Security Ins Co v Vector Constr Co, 185 Mich App 369; 460 NW2d 329 (1990).

Skanska USA Building Inc. (“Skanska”) […]

By | Oct 29, 2020 ||

My Construction Agreement Has A Force Majeure Clause, So Now What?

With the exponential spread of COVID-19, owners, contractors, and design professionals are recognizing the substantial impact this pandemic will have on the construction industry. Several states issued shelter-in-place orders, resulting in the suspension of some construction work.1 In some states, this has resulted in work stoppages on some of our nation’s largest infrastructure projects. The financial impact of these work stoppages will be significant. As a result, parties to construction agreements have looked to their force […]

By | Oct 27, 2020 ||

Webinar: Mitigating Business Impacts Due to COVID-19

Mitigating Business Impacts Due to COVID-19 is an hour long webinar that highlights prominent and very real issues within the Construction industry (and beyond) and provides potential suggestions of how to mitigate those issues. The opening topic discusses the impacts on businesses operations due to COVID-19, which leads into Employment issues, Supply Chain issues and finally, Customer Related issues.

The webinar is hosted by three Partners at Kelley Kronenberg including Harsh Arora (moderator) who focuses […]

By | Oct 25, 2020 ||