For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome a friend and sometime co-presenter Craig Martin. Craig (@craigmartin_jd) is a partner in the law firm of Lamson Dugan and Murray, LLP in Omaha, Nebraska. He has a background and experience in all aspects of construction law. As part of his practice he counsels contractors, subcontractors, developers, owners, materials suppliers and design professionals in various construction disputes. He also successfully represents them in both State and Federal courts. Craig’s business goal is to provide cost-effective and distinguished counsel to the construction industry. Craig also authors the Construction Contractor Advisor blog.
The Florida Supreme Court was recently asked to weigh in on whether the Economic Loss Rule bars an insured’s suit against an insurance broker for economic damages. Instead of limiting its ruling to an esoteric insurance law question, the Court reviewed its entire history of applying the Economic Loss Rule. The court reversed its earlier decisions that applied the rule to construction cases and held that from now on, it should only apply in products liability cases. This is quite a change in Florida law and may have ramifications throughout the country.help