Client Alert: Property Owner Non-Liability Restored in Third Party Construction Related Personal Injury Cases

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March 18, 2011

In a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision, our highest court materially changed the legal landscape for property owners who are sued following injuries which occur on their property in the course of construction projects. In sum, property owners that retain contractors are no longer liable for construction related personal injury accidents on their property. Although clearly advantageous for owners, other parties such as construction managers, general contractors and other non-employee involved subcontractors should beware, as risk allocation/exposure has increased.

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