Joe Holko wins construction arbitration.
March 18, 2019
Joe Holko successfully defended a general contractor and a subcontractor against claims for damage to a roof, interior water damage, profits from lost rental value, and the diminution in the fair market value of a building. While Joe’s clients were renovating the façade of a 4-story commercial building in downtown Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ), falling construction debris damaged Plaintiff’s adjacent 2-story commercial building leased to the Commonwealth. Joe argued that the lease was about to terminate shortly after the damage occurred, that the building had received temporary repairs, and that the building was sold and demolished before the arbitration date. Although the plaintiffs argued that value was lost when they sold the property, they were not able to substantiate that claim at arbitration. The arbitrators entered an award in Joe’s clients’ favor.
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