Architects involved with excavation in NYC may face strict liability for damage to adjacent property

When the Court of Appeals decision in Yenem Corp. v. 281 Broadway came down in 2012 it signaled a potential avalanche of strict liability claims against persons that “cause an excavation to be made.”  The question remained: who causes an excavation to … Continue reading

Construction Collapse Claims and Litigation in New York

The construction industry is dangerous.  Major construction accidents can involve both a risk to life and property damage that can sometimes reach liability in the millions of dollars.  In tight urban environments, like New York City, the risk of damage … Continue reading