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Ask the Expert Q&A: Architects & Engineers Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Architects & Engineers Insurance

In an increasingly litigious society, architects and engineers are among the professionals who face a consistent risk of being sued over alleged errors and other claims. To learn more about the importance of Architects & Engineers Insurance, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with Matt Baxter, Vice President, Broker, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage. What are the greatest risks facing architects…

Architect, Engineer of 1980s High-Rise Face Lawsuit Over ‘Structural Defects’

Architect, Engineer of 1980s High-Rise Face Lawsuit Over ‘Structural Defects’

Health insurance company Humana recently filed a lawsuit against multiple firms involved in the construction of its 27-story corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, which was built between 1983 and 1985. According to WDRB News, the company first found \"latent defects\" with the building during a renovation project in 2019, and the removal of drywall and other construction components eventually revealed…

Neighbors Sue in New York, Claiming Construction Work ‘Compromised Integrity’ of Their Apartments

Neighbors Sue in New York, Claiming Construction Work ‘Compromised Integrity’ of Their Apartments

Residents of a New York City apartment building are claiming in a lawsuit that construction on a neighboring office building caused their property to sink almost an inch into the ground, leading to cracks and separation in multiple apartment units and forcing some residents to move out, Commercial Observer recently reported. Filed in New York County Supreme Court by the…

Google Parent Company Pledges $310 Million to Settle Shareholder Lawsuits

Google Parent Company Pledges $310 Million to Settle Shareholder Lawsuits

Google parent company Alphabet Inc. recently agreed to a $310 million settlement of shareholder lawsuits accusing the internet search giant of mishandling sexual misconduct allegations lodged against executives. In the settlement, Alphabet pledged to invest $310 million in diversity, equity and inclusion programs at Google over a 10-year period. It also agreed to more than 80 updates and revisions to…

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