Gables Construction, Inc. v. Red Coats, Inc., No. 23, 2020 BL 193791, 2020 MD LEXIS 264 (Md. May 26, 2020)

Upper Rock II, LLC (“Upper Rock”) contracted Gables Construction, Inc. (“GCI”) to construct a multi-building apartment complex in Rockville, Maryland (the “Project”) per the terms of the American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) A102TM-2007, Standard Form Agreement Between Owner and Contractor and AIA A201TM – 2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction.  The General Conditions required Upper Rock to purchase and maintain a property insurance policy.  It also contained a waiver of subrogation provision under which Upper Rock waived all rights against GCI and other Project participants for damages caused by fire to the extent covered by insurance.
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Copper Mountain, Inc. v. Industrial Systems, Inc.
2007 Colo. App. LEXIS 2298 (Colo. App. Ct. Nov. 29, 2007)
Copper Mountain, Inc. hired Amako Resort Construction, Inc. as the general contractor to renovate and expand a mountain resort lodge. Amako subcontracted with Industrial to build the steel framework for the project. The parties signed a standard American Institute of Architects (AIA A201) contracts, which required Copper to obtain property insurance to cover damages for the work. To comply with this requirement, Copper relied on its all-purpose insurance policy that provided coverage for all of Copper Mountain, including the work and adjacent properties, instead of purchasing separate insurance policy, which would cover only the expansion and renovation work.

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