A collective defense strategy focused on shared efforts and costs can expedite the pre-litigation process and
bring about a prompt resolution to a construction defect claim.

A single construction defect claim often implicates a multitude of defendants. With numerous parties making cross-complaints, the defense of a construction defect claim is often costly, time consuming and, at times, chaotic.

Defendants named in a construction defect claim try to seek indemnity and defense costs from the parties and their insurers, while developer and general contractor defendants often spend much of their time and expense simultaneously focusing on defeating or minimizing the plaintiff ’s claim and attempting to deflect liability and/or
transfer the risk.

Read more here:  Construction Claims, Summer 2016


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