Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (“HICPA”), which went into effect in 2009, generally requires that home improvement contracts be in writing and contain thirteen specific items (including the contractor’s home improvement contractor registration number, the date of the transaction and the name, address and telephone number of the contractor).  Absent inclusion of all items,

The Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, HICPA, went into effect on July 1, 2009. HICPA was designed to protect purchasers of home improvement services from contractors engaging in deceitful business practices or doing shoddy work. According to Attorney General Tom Corbett, “[h]ome improvement rip-offs impact every community across our state, taking money out

In Maryland, contractors who perform home improvements are required to be licensed with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission. In addition to facing civil and criminal fines and penalties, unlicensed contractors risk losing the ability to enforce their contrahome.jpgcts, meaning that they may lose their right to effectively demand payment for services performed. Furthermore,

As a result of two recent Pennsylvania decisions, insurance carriers are now aggressively taking the position that there is no insurance coverage under commercial general liability policies (“CGL)” for property damage claims caused by faulty workmanship.

In the recent cases, Kvaerner v. Commercial Union Insurance Co., and Millers Capital Insurance Company v. Gambone Brothers