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During or after the construction of a building or other structure, disputes frequently arise between developers, builders, property owners, general contractors, subcontractors and their respective insurers over the defective construction of the property or its subparts. Examples of such defects include or relate to defective materials, specification and design error, mold, change orders, negligent inspection and leaks caused by improperly installed roofs, fenestrations and flashings. Construction defect law is geared toward determining the parties’ respective responsibilities, if any, for damages resulting from these defects.
Meissner Tierney has handled numerous lawsuits involving all types of construction defects. Among other types of properties, we have extensive experience in litigating issues arising from defects in multi-family housing, parking decks, exterior stucco walls, performance and payment bonds, membrane roofs and underground natural gas pipelines. This experience has provided our attorneys with the requisite knowledge and skill to successfully analyze and understand the complex technical issues that construction defect litigation typically entails. Given this background, we are able to assist our clients in reaching the most beneficial result in the most cost-effective manner.
- July 12, 2019
- December 19, 2018
- Attorneys Brian Tokarz and Matthew Fisher to Present to the National Business Institute on Construction Defect Insurance Coverage IssuesNovember 29, 2016
- July 26, 2016
- Attorneys Brian Tokarz and Matthew Fisher to present at the National Business Institute on Construction Defect Insurance Coverage IssuesJuly 28, 2015
- April 29, 2015
- January 8, 2015
Ruvin Bros. Artisans & Trades, Inc., et al. v. Bill Dentinger, Inc., et al., Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Wisconsin (2012)
(construction defect and insurance coverage claims; case pending)
Riverbridge Condo. Owners Ass’n v. New Land Enters., LLP, et al., Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Wisconsin (2009)
(construction defect and insurance coverage claims; case settled prior to trial)
Gronik v. Balthasar, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (2010)
(along with colleagues, represented insurer in coverage issues relating to misrepresentations in the sale of a property)