Garth Unke and Alex Herman obtained summary judgment on behalf of a general contractor, who was the target defendant in a $6.1 million construction defect case. The case involved allegations of negligent design of roof trusses, improper installation of lateral bracing by a framer and lack of proper onsite engineering and supervision. Dismissal was based … Continued
Jim Knudsen defended a Third Party Defendant siding subcontractor in a six day construction defect Jury Trial and achieved a complete defense verdict for his client. The Plaintiff townhome association recovered against the Defendant developer and another Third Party Defendant subcontractor. Issues in play included MCIOA warranties and negligence.
Homeowners disclosed leakage in their basement in two separate seller’s disclosure statements, including their opinions as to the cause of the leakage and attempts made to resolve the issue. The purchasers admitted that they received the disclosures and had three separate inspections of the home. After the sale of the home, the basement flooded after … Continued
There are a fair amount of questions as to how the changes in 337.05 are going to play out,” said Louise Behrendt, a partner with Minneapolis firm Stich, Angell, Kreidler, Dodge & Unke. “The intention was to eliminate the circumstances under which a general contractor could ask a subcontractor to insure the general for the general’s … Continued