By Julia Gallagher In North Carolina, the economic loss rule will not bar recovery on a negligence claim when there is no contract between the parties. In Lord v. Customized Consulting Specialty, Inc., a general contractor contracted with the plaintiff owners to construct a home. The owners subsequently sued the general contractor for alleged defects in […]
By Jeffrey M. Reichard Over the past year, the imposition of tariffs on foreign goods and potential trade wars have caused prices for various construction materials to increase dramatically. Current tariffs affecting the construction industry include tariffs on steel, aluminum, Canadian lumber and a plethora of Chinese imports, while the threat of a trade war […]
By Jason Herndon Friends – Ready or not, 2019 is upon us. As we enter this new calendar year (and the midway point of our 2018-209 Bar year), I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight a few important Section issues and happenings.
By Jonathan Massell Contractors, like other businesses, often find it advantageous to assign their accounts in exchange for some other form of consideration from the assignee. What is different about a contractor’s accounts, as compared to most other businesses, is that the amounts owed might be secured by payment bonds. It should not be disputed […]