|Recently, it seems that new construction and renovations of existing buildings often result in litigation. Our firm has experience representing developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, consultants and design professionals in cases involving everything from workplace accidents to alleged design and construction defects and delay claims.
We are well-versed in New York’s Labor Law and are especially sensitive to issues of indemnification and additional insurance that frequently arise as various parties try to allocate risk. Since risk-allocation generally begins at the outset of a construction project, we also assist clients in drafting their contracts to minimize exposure in the event a dispute later occurs.
We have also had success defending suits involving allegations of breach of contract, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty related to claims of design errors and construction defects.
Some of our representative decisions include:
- Matter of 91st Street Crane Collapse litigation v. City of New York, et. al. (Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County; granting summary judgment to metallurgist in two wrongful death suits based on lack of duty to plaintiffs’ decedents);
- Sutton Apts. Corp. v Bradhurst 100 Dev. LLC (Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division; affirming dismissal of Amended Complaint against members of the Sponsor entity and others);
- Profex, Inc. v. Town of Fishkill (Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division; affirming summary judgment to defendants in a construction fee dispute based on doctrine of accord and satisfaction); and
- Wing Wong Realty Corp. v Flintlock Constr. Servs., LLC (Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division; denying building owner’s motion to amend the Complaint to assert punitive damage claim against engineer and others).