Builder's Risk

The Illusion of Coverage Under a Builder’s Risk Policy

The policy didn’t exactly say “all damages are covered unless caused by a peril that is excluded” and “all damages are excluded unless caused by a peril that is covered ” But that description isn’t very far off. And a contractor’s actio… Read More
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Damaged Tower Crane Was Not Covered by Builder’s Risk Policy

Readers may recall photos of a dangling tower crane boom after Hurricane Sandy passed through New York City in October 2012. The New York Court of Appeal has just issued a decision, ruling that damage to the tower crane is barred by the “contractor… Read More
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Tower crane is neither “temporary works” nor “incidental” to construction; damage excluded from builder’s risk coverage

Many readers will remember seeing photos and videos of a dangling tower crane boom, high above the Manhattan skyline, resulting from Hurricane Sandy. A divided (3-2) New York appellate court has ruled against the One57 building owner and construction… Read More
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About Stan Martin

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Stan Martin holds a law degree and an undergraduate degree in architecture. He has been involved with the construction industry for more than 45 years, working in construction prior to law school and beginning his construction law practice. Over the course of his career, he has served on boards and committees for organizations including the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Massachusetts Building Congress.

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