NJ Court Tells Developer To Pay Up In $4M Condo Spat

Law360 (August 13, 2019, 7:19 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appellate court rejected a developer’s bid to have architects pay its share of a $4 million jury verdict, finding Tuesday that the developer pushed ahead with construction while knowingly going against building code.

A three-judge panel ruled that K. Hovnanian at Port Imperial Urban Renewal II LLC is liable for its $3 million share of the verdict and that the developer's architect, RTKL New Jersey Architects PA, should not foot the bill for its decision to push ahead with the construction of a 132-unit apartment complex after discovering the plywood used was not flame retardant.

“Although Hovnanian is...

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