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environmental
KIDS’ CLIMATE CHANGE SUIT TEMPORARILY DELAYED IN NINTH CIRCUIT
The trial in a climate change lawsuit brought by 21 youths has been stayed after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the government’s request that it consider halting the case.  Juliana v. United States, No. 18-73014 (November 8, 2018), was filed in 2015 and contends the federal government pursued energy policies that caused climate change even though it has known for more than fifty years that carbon emissions destabilize the climate, and that the failure to protect
construction
TEXAS SUPREME COURT HOLDS GENERAL CONTRACTOR NOT ENTITLED TO INDEMNITY FROM MANUFACTURER OF DEFECTIVE PRODUCT

    In Centerpoint Builders GP, LLC v. Trussway, Ltd., 2016 WL 3413329 (Tex. 2016), the Texas Supreme Court held the general contractor, Centerpoint Builders, LLC (“Centerpoint”), was not a “seller” under the Texas Products Liability Act and could not obtain indemnity from the manufacturer of the defective product even though Centerpoint had not altered the product in any form.   

construction
NEW YORK APPELLATE COURT REVERSES $209,000.00 AWARD TO SUBCONTRACTOR DUE TO THE SUBCONTRACTOR’S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH NOTICE REQUIREMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT

  In Schindler v. Tully Construction Co., 139 A.D.3d 930 (May 18, 2016), the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, reversed a trial court’s award of $209,000.00 in delay damages in favor of a subcontractor on a public contract in a nonjury trial.

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