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The Kansas Construction Defects Act Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, a Wichita contractor lawyer from Cotney Construction Law covered various aspects of the Kansas Construction Defects Act. This important piece of Kansas legislation establishes rules for handling construction defects. For residential contractors in Kansas, compliance with this law could mean the difference between success and failure. To ensure […]

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The Kansas Construction Defects Act Part 1

The Kansas Construction Defects Act was signed in 2003 by Governor Kathleen Sebelius. It established new laws regarding the construction of single family houses, duplexes, or multi-family units governed by an association. Manufactured homes were not affected. In this two-part article, a Wichita construction lawyer will discuss everything contractors should know about the Kansas Construction […]

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Dealing with Defective Work Claims Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, a Nashville construction dispute lawyer from Cotney Construction Law discussed some important considerations for contractors who want to understand, prevent, and protect themselves against construction defect claims. Construction defect claims have the power to stop your current projects in their tracks while you’re forced to deal with an […]

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Dealing with Defective Work Claims Part 1

Construction defects are one of the most common catalysts for disputes in the construction industry. In many cases, construction defects lead to costly and time-consuming litigation. This is because determining the one responsible can be difficult with so many different parties working together on the vast majority of construction projects.  Defects can present themselves during […]

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How to Avoid Being Blamed for a Construction Defect Part 2

A single mistake in the construction process can lead to a construction defect claim years down the line. This claim can cripple an otherwise flourishing construction company. The worst part? This construction company may not have even been responsible for the defect.  In part one, we discussed why determining liability for a construction defect is […]

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How to Avoid Being Blamed for a Construction Defect Part 1

Imagine that you’ve completed a construction project. All the planning, hard work, and late hours have resulted in successful project completion. Fast forward a few years. You’re now being informed that you’re responsible for a defect on that project even though you were only tangentially involved in it. This scenario is a reality for many […]

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Common Plumbing Problems on Completed Construction Projects Part 2

Every construction element, from roofs to concrete foundations to plumbing, must be executed flawlessly in order to mitigate construction defects. Seemingly small issues, such as burgeoning mold growth, can lead to hazardous conditions and personal injury lawsuits — a contractor’s worst nightmare. We are picking up where we left off in part one by discussing […]

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Florida’s Shifting Statute of Repose Laws

A decade may seem like a long time, but it may not be long enough for Florida contractors to avoid liability for latent construction defects. In this brief article, a Ft. Myers construction defect attorney will be discussing the nuances of recent changes to the Florida statute of repose laws. If you are ever forced […]

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Understanding and Preventing Construction Defects Part 2

A construction defect can spell doom for structures and the companies that build them. A construction defect can result in lawsuits and bankruptcy for even the most steadfast of construction firms. That is why every precaution must be taken to mitigate the factors that can lead to a defect in construction whether it be a […]

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Understanding and Preventing Construction Defects Part 1

A general contractor can be surprised by a construction defect claim years after work on a project has been completed, leaving them with few ways to defend themselves against accusations and lawsuits. For this reason, it’s important to familiarize yourself with all aspects of construction defects and relevant laws. Fortunately, you’re not alone in this […]

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