Todd regularly advises construction managers, trade contractors, owners, sureties, and design professionals on matters such as project delays and inefficiencies, defective design and construction, unfair trade practices and bad faith, mechanic’s liens and bond claims, and contract formation. He also counsels businesses on complex commercial disputes and has significant experience with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Read his full bio here.
1. “No damages for delay” clauses: “No damages for delay” clauses allocate the risks of project delays and disruptions between the owner and contractor. Oftentimes, these clauses preclude a contractor from recovering increased costs resulting from extended project duration, including claims for increased overhead and supervision costs, loss of productivity, and acceleration, even when such … Continue Reading
The Connecticut Legislature recently introduced a bill that would subject the State to a ten year statute of repose for claims against design professionals for defective design and/or administration of construction projects. The proposed bill is in response to the Connecticut Supreme Court’s decision in the case of State of Connecticut v. Lombardo Brothers Mason … Continue Reading
In a unanimous decision issued in the case of Electrical Contractor’s Inc. v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, SC 19105 (2014), the Connecticut Supreme Court recently declared that a public works payment bond surety does not forfeit its substantive defenses to a bond claim by failing either to pay or deny a claim … Continue Reading