GRC General Contractor

Jalapenos, LLC v. GRC General Contractor, Inc.,
2007 PA Super 391, 2007 Pa. Super. LEXIS 4411 (Dec. 19, 2007)
Jalapenos, LLC, hired GRC General Contractor, Inc. to remodel a restaurant. The parties signed standard American Institute of Architects contracts (AIA Forms A101 and A201 – 1997). Under the contract, Jalapenos was required to obtain Builder’s Risk “all-risk” property insurance or equivalent, or inform the contractor in writing before the work began if it did not intend to purchase such insurance. Furthermore, if GRC was damaged by Jalapenos’ failure to maintain the required insurance without notifying GRC, then Jalapenos would be liable for all reasonable costs attributable to such failure.

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