Attorney Marc Gravely Speaks on Miami-area Condo Defects

Residents of a Miami Beach condominium were forced to evacuate their homes after city officials posted an unsafe structure notice on October 27. With the Surfside, Florida collapse that killed 98 people and injured dozens more still fresh in people’s memory, many are asking what can be done to prevent similar tragedies in the future. […]

Gravely PC Earns Top-Tier Rankings for Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Insurance Law

US News – Best Lawyers honor bolsters reputation for representing building owners, governmental entities, real estate investors SAN ANTONIO – Gravely PC has earned top-tier recognition from U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America for expertise in Construction Law, Construction Litigation and Insurance Law. The annual Best Law Firms list is compiled based […]

The Dotted Line: What builders need to know about the Brazilian plywood ‘ban’

Is Brazilian plywood the next Chinese drywall, or are American manufacturers just trying to exclude a cheaper alternative from their market? That’s the question contractors need to consider as a dispute between the U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition and third-party certification firms continues to play out in federal court. In May, a federal judge in […]

Texas Construction Defects Lawyer: Marc Gravely

Marc Gravely, leading Texas Construction Defects Lawyer, renowned speaker, and author of the new book, “Reframing America’s Infrastructure,” offers unique insight into the state of American infrastructure, the role infrastructure played in the collapse of leading civilizations, and the players responsible for ensuring we don’t meet the same fate. Interview Platform sat down with Gravely to […]

Texas Panel Revives Condo’s Hail Damage Coverage Suit

A Dallas condominium community hit by two hailstorms was given another chance to secure millions in coverage for the first storm when a Texas appeals court decided that an appraisal of damages only accounted for the second storm. A panel of Fifth District judges Monday said RSUI unit Landmark American Insurance Co. failed to show […]

Deadly construction collapse opens investigation into what went wrong

More than 24 hours after the collapse of a stairwell, at a high-rise construction project, that killed three, the long process of investigating the cause of the accident is just beginning. Construction on the foundation of the new Marathon Oil building started late last year, and the City of Houston issued a permit to build […]

Michigan Supreme Court clarifies contractor CGL coverage for sub defects

Dive Brief: The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that a subcontractor’s unintentionally faulty work was an “accident” as it relates to commercial general liability (CGL) insurance and therefore is a valid claim under the subcontractor’s insurance coverage. The case that the state’s highest court reviewed was Skanska USA Building Inc. v. MAP Mechanical Contractors Inc. Skanska sued MAP and two […]

Allen’s Eagle Stadium to reopen for graduation after $10 million-plus in fixes

Fifteen months after Allen ISD shut down its $60 million high school stadium because of significant structural defects, crowds will once again stream through the gates starting with graduation on Friday. The repair costs so far exceed $10 million, according to Pogue Construction and PBK, the contractor and architectural firm paying for the work. But […]