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Construction Law in North Carolina

  • Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:46:32 +0000: Do I really need my own lawyer if the insurer is giving me one? (law note; tip) - Construction Law in North Carolina
    Several readers have reached out to me about my post on getting a Reservation of Rights letter with comments and questions.  The most common refrain has been something along the lines of: “Do I really have to hire my own lawyer after paying insurance premiums just because I got one of those pesky ROR letters?” […]
  • Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:09:25 +0000: Dear Engineer: Has your insurer issued a “Reservation of Rights” letter? (law note) - Construction Law in North Carolina
    In my previous post, I made reference to getting a  “Reservation of Rights” letter.   I noted that the carrier may decide to defend you under a Reservation of Rights (i.e., hire your lawyer) but may not, necessarily, accept the responsibility for paying the claim.  Does this mean that the insurance company has denied your claim, or will […]
  • Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:56:30 +0000: “Professional Best Efforts” part 2– Reservation of Rights for Engineers who agree to “best” efforts? (law note) - Construction Law in North Carolina
    Recently, a reader reached out to me to ask about case examples of an engineer losing his insurance coverage because he agreed to a “heightened” or “best” standard of care. The reader stated that he was an insurance adviser who handled various construction professional coverages, and that in his experience it was very unusual to deny or […]
  • Sun, 05 Mar 2017 18:12:50 +0000: Understanding the Construction Bond Claims Process in North Carolina (guest post) - Construction Law in North Carolina
    As an architect, engineer, or other design professional, you may be called upon to assist the owner when a bond claim has been made, and a new contractor is being brought in to take over the project.    Therefore, it is important to understand how the surety handles bond claims and the bonding process, in general.  With […]
  • Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:06:54 +0000: Changes to your Scope of Services on the Construction Project (law note) - Construction Law in North Carolina
    Our office is in the middle of a large renovation.  It’s been several months of drilling, sawing, painting, carpeting– you name it.  I’m proud to say that we have had not one change to the scope of work during that time.  <insert maniacal laughter here>.  Okay, that’s simply not true.  Change–like death, taxes, and bodily functions–happens. In […]


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