SAK Construction of CA, L.P. v. PSC Industrial Outsourcing, L.P.
2012 U.S. Dist LEXIS 123473 (E.D. Mo. 2012)

This action arose out of the Los Coyotes Water Reclamation Plant Interceptor Project in Los Angeles County, California. General Contractor, SAK Construction of CA, L.P. (“SAK”) was retained by the County to perform sewer rehabilitation work. SAK subcontracted with PSC Industrial Outsourcing, L.P. (“PSC”) to perform the inspection, cleaning, waste removal and disposal work on the Project. The Project consisted of rehabilitating 16 stretches or “shots” of pipeline.


Continue Reading U.S. District Court in Missouri Holds Three-Month Suspension of Work Due to Work Safety Concerns Did Not Constitute Unreasonable Delay to Work Permitting Subcontractor to Terminate Subcontract Under AIA-Type Provision

Structure Tone, Inc. v. Universal Services Group, Ltd.
929 N.Y.S. 2d 242 (App. Div. 2011)

This action arose out of the construction of a Whole Foods Market in the AOL/Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The general contractor, Structure Tone, Inc., (“STI”) retained Universal Service Group (“USG”) to waterproof the market. STI sued USG, claiming that the waterproofing failed on 15 occasions, causing water to leak from the Whole Foods Market into various tenant spaces below. STI undertook to remedy the problem, and as a result, allegedly sustained damages totaling $1.2 million. STI alleged causes of action for negligence and breach of contract, seeking as damages the costs of remediation, loss of profit, recovery of the amounts paid to USG and contract balances not paid by Whole Foods.


Continue Reading NY Court Holds Subcontractor’s Contribution Claims Against Architect And Supplier Barred By Economic Loss Doctrine And Its Common-Law Indemnification Claims Precluded By Allegations Of Subcontractor’s Active Fault