Dispute Clause Interpretation in Prime and Subcontract Language

Subcontractor sought to litigate claims against a prime contractor instead of arbitrating them as called for by the disputes clause of the subcontract. It argued that the disputes clause of the incorporated by reference prime agreement specified litigation of claims....

Economic Loss Doctrine Prevents Subcontractor from Suing Engineer

A dispute arose among a second tier-subcontractor, a first tier-subcontractor and the prime contractor on a U.S. Naval Shipyard project in Maine. It was resolved through arbitration. The second-tier sub then filed litigation in court against Stantec Consulting...

Indemnification

A fire marshal was injured while conducting an inspection at an office building under construction. In suing the building owner, he alleged he tripped on a pile of construction debris. The owner filed an indemnity claim against its fire sprinkler contractor (“STT”)...