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Subcontractor Can't Seek Indemnification for Damages Paid to Workers

Friday, July 31, 2020 | 146 | 0 | 7 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a subcontractor could not seek common-law indemnification from the general contractor overseeing a construction project where two employees were injured.  Case: Lamela v. Verticon Ltd., No. 529714, 07/23/2020, published. Facts: Satin Realty Associates LLC owned a warehouse leased to Satin Fine Foods Inc. Verticon Ltd. was hired to serve as the general contractor for a construction project at the warehouse. Verticon hired Lamela & Sons Inc. and Accurate Refrigeration Design LLC as subcontractors. Accurate subcontracted part of the work to Cooler ...

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