Construction And Energy Law
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By STEVEN B. KAPLAN and MATTHEW HALLISEY
Rarely is good legislation produced in the middle of the night. The public is left out of the process — often deliberately. There is little opportunity to comment, raise questions or point out problems. Drafting errors occur. Unforeseen consequences arise.
By LEE D. HOFFMAN
With the recent signing of Public Act 13-298, an "Act Concerning Implementation of Connecticut's Comprehensive Energy Strategy," and Public Act 13-303, an "Act Concerning Connecticut's Clean Energy Goals," Governor Dannel Malloy kick-started the implementation of Connecticut's Comprehensive Energy Strategy which he had announced less than a year before.