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Ensuring Insurance: Traditional And Consolidated Approaches

By RYAN M. SUERTH

Among the many concerns and considerations project owners/developers and general contractors must face when beginning a particular construction project is ensuring they are adequately insulated from liability when a project goes awry.
 

 

Public-Private Partnership Fuels Solar Energy Endeavor

By BRIAN R. FARNEN and ALEXEI KOVTUNENKO

On June 28, the Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) established the CT Solar Lease 2 program, a first-of-its-kind, public-private partnership that will invest $60 million in the deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal hot water systems in Connecticut.

 

Advancing The Trend In Insurance Coverage

By JEFFREY J. VITA and DAVID G. JORDAN

Essential to any construction project is an insurance program that adequately protects against the many risks that exist both during the building process and after completion. Among the types of insurance required, and arguably the most common form of construction risk coverage, is the Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy.

 

UConn Dorm Case Leads To Key Insurance Decision

By DOUGLAS M. POULIN

We typically think of insurance policies as protecting against liability that arises from an accident or some other fortuitous event. On a construction project such events might include, for example, a crane collapse or falling construction materials.


 

Express Contract Terms Limit Subcontractor's Remedies

By THOMAS G. LIBRIZZI and STEVEN LAPP

In the complex array of relationships that arise within the context of a large construction project, it is incumbent upon an injured party to determine what recourse is available under their contract (or subcontract as the case may be) and seek redress from a party that may actually be held legally responsible for their injury.
 

 

Opinion: Connecticut's New Energy Strategy Is Not Quite Comprehensive

By DAVID T. DOOT and SEBASTIAN M. LOMBARDI

Due to the abundant supply of relatively low cost natural gas in the United States, Connecticut has adopted an energy strategy designed, in part, to increase the state's residential, commercial and industrial use of natural gas.
 

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