Garth Unke and Alex Herman win construction defect claim for general contractor client

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 upon the court’s interpretation of successor liability under Minnesota law.