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Construction Litigation

Construction defects can quickly turn a building project into a legal battlefield – whether you are the company being sued for an alleged defect or the homeowner bringing a claim because of foundation cracks in your new home. Construction law is complex, and often involves extensive local and state building codes, and myriad parties who worked on the project, including builders, owners, general contractors, and subcontractors. If you are involved in a construction defect claim, one of the most important steps you can take to secure your rights is to immediately contact an attorney experienced in construction law. Informed legal advice can help you understand all of your legal options and can make a real difference in the outcome of your case.

The Pinto Coates Kyre & Bowers firm has handled construction defect cases on behalf of numerous clients – both those filing claims and those who have been sued. We understand that whether you are a building owner, developer, contractor, homeowner, or other involved party, you have legal rights which will impact how your dispute is resolved. Under North Carolina law, construction defect claims may be filed years after completion of the project. This means that evidence can be difficult to track down, creating significant challenges to establishing or defending a claim. Having the right legal representation is key; an experienced construction litigation attorney will know what type of documentation to look for, which expert witnesses to consult, and how to carefully build a strong case on your behalf.

Our attorneys understand the stakes in a construction lawsuit – and we know the laws that are relevant to your case. We've worked with many clients in the construction industry and we have built effective case strategies based upon the facts, technical evidence, and our negotiation skills.

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Legal Decisions of Interest

  • A recent opinion out of the Texas Supreme Court has recently been the subject of a lot of commentary around the insurance coverage and construction world. The case is Ewing Construction Co. v. Amerisure Insurance Co., and it came before the Texas Supreme Court on certification of questions from the Fifth Circuit (Ewing Constr. Co. […]In cases involving construction defect claims (and potentially other types of claims), the insurance policy that is implicated is a very important issue.  The issue of whose policy and/or which policy is “on the risk” for a particular claim is most often referred to as “trigger of coverage”.  Some states’ laws allow all policies in […]
  • In connection with a discovery dispute between the parties, the Court of Appeals held that a blanket general objection asserted by the defendants based on “the attorney/client privilege, the work product doctrine, or any other applicable privilege or doctrine” was inadequate to effect the intended purpose of the objection. The Court noted that even though […]In a lawsuit involving a mobile home park tenant assaulted by another tenant, the Court of Appeals stated that although North Carolina law has recognized a landowner’s duty to exercise reasonable care to protect tenants from foreseeable third-party criminal acts, such a duty did not include a duty to evict a tenant, and although other […]
  • In a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by the parents of a deceased child alleging that defendant doctors were negligent in failing to discover lacerations to the child’s liver at the hospital following a car accident, the Court of Appeals agreed that the parents’ expert witness’ testimony was not improperly speculative, even though the expert used […]The North Carolina Supreme Court “adopted” the reasoning of the dissenting Court of Appeals judge and hence held that the age of a lawful visitor injured on property naturally occurring (a creek), in and of itself, did not impose a higher standard of care on the property owner, because such a heightened level of care […]
  • In a product liability action involving a self-propelled wheelchair that caught fire, resulting in the house to catch on fire and burning Plaintiff’s decedent, the Court of Appeals held that the defense of “insulating negligence” (by which a defendant is insulated from liability by an independent act of another) does not apply where it is […]The Court of Appeals, asserting that it was following established law, declined to allow damages for the loss of a pet dog based upon a strong emotional bond the owners had with the dog, and instead damages were generally limited to the cost of “replacing” the dog, since the Court viewed the dog as merely […]
  • Although Plaintiff filed the Complaint without it being signed and ordinarily that would result in the action being deemed not to have been properly instituted, Plaintiff’s prompt remedial measures of filing an amended, signed Complaint corrected the deficiency, and the amended Complaint related back to the commencement of the action for purposes of timeliness. Estate […]

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