Most Popular Contractors Headlines This Year

The most viewed headlines from our Contractors Topic Page over the last year.

#1 Florida DFS Charges Two Roof Contractors in ‘Free Roof’ Scheme

Mar 17 2022 // The recent arrest of two men associated with a large Florida roofing company, on charges of offering “free roofs” and rebates to cover homeowners’ insurance deductibles, has met with strong reactions...

#2 Ohio Contractor Faces $1 Million in Fines for OSHA Violations

Oct 10 2022 // A Millersburg, Ohio, contractor with a long history of disregarding workplace safety standards now faces more than $1 million in penalties after an inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and...

#3 Florida Senate Committee Approves Actual-Cash-Value Roof Bill

Feb 2 2022 // It came later than some had expected, but Florida’s Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Wednesday passed a much-anticipated bill that aims to close gaps left by last year’s insurance reform...

#4 Illinois Contractor Faces $303,000 in Fines for Deadly Workplace Exposures

Aug 29 2022 // A Roselle, Illinois contractor with a long history of federal workplace safety violations who currently owes more than $390,000 in penalties, added an additional $303,105 in proposed fines for once again exposing workers...

#5 Contractor Hits a Wall as Insurer Denies Rectification Coverage Claim

Oct 25 2022 // A Maryland general contractor has spent almost $10.5 million to fix an improperly installed concrete wall system in a school it was hired to build and wants its insurer to reimburse it under a rectification expense...

#6 Insurer Can Keep Using its Own Repair Contractor, Florida Appeals Court Finds

Dec 21 2021 // For the fourth time this year, a Florida appeals court has decided in favor of People’s Trust Insurance Co., requiring homeowners to let the carrier’s chosen contractor make the needed repairs. Josh...

#7 Florida Contractor Group Already Files Suit Challenging New AOB Fee Restrictions

Jun 1 2022 // A group of contractors wasted little time in challenging the constitutionality of a law approved at the Florida Legislature’s special session last week, one the restoration companies argue singles them out and...

#8 Florida Appeal Courts Side with Insurers in Attorney Fees, AOB and PIP Cases

Feb 23 2022 // From attorneys’ fees to water damage to reimbursement limits in no-fault auto insurance, Florida appeals courts have sided with insurers in several cases in recent days. Here’s a look: Attorney Fees and Another...

#9 With Construction Booming, Agents Can Help Contractors Avoid Big Risks

Mar 22 2022 // Times are good for contractors, with an active market creating an abundance of work, increasing revenues, and business growth. In 2021, President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and over the next five...

#10 Florida Judge Dismisses Contractors’ Challenge to SB 2D’s Attorney Fee Limits

Aug 31 2022 // A Florida judge has thrown out a constitutional challenge to an insurance litigation reform law, noting that the state officials named in the lawsuit were not the correct defendants. Plaintiffs Restoration Association of...

#11 Berkley Forms Excess Liability Unit for Contractors; Names Starr’s Robinson President

Jan 7 2022 // W.R. Berkley Corp. announced the formation of Berkley Construction Solutions to provide excess liability insurance for contractors throughout the construction industry. Andrew Robinson has been named president of the new...

#12 California Farm Labor Contractor Arraigned in Alleged $1.8M Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

Dec 10 2021 // Alfredo Casas, 62, of Stockton, California, has been arraigned on 15 felony counts of insurance fraud, grand theft and tax evasion. Casas allegedly underreported payroll for his farm labor contracting business by over $1...

#13 After Months of Decline, Florida Claims Litigation Rose Sharply in January

Feb 16 2022 // Just when insurers saw signs that last year’s reform legislation may be having an impact on claims litigation, bad news appeared in the inbox Wednesday. CaseGlide, the maker of litigation management software, which...

#14 Washington Contractor Faces Theft Charge over $127K in Workers’ Comp

Nov 23 2022 // A Clark County, Washington, man was charged with stealing $127,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for working at his own construction business while claiming he was too injured to work. Daniel Joseph Lesieur, 54,...

#15 Two Rhode Island Contractors Face $75K in Penalties for Worksite Cave-In Risks

Dec 21 2021 // A federal inspection at a Warwick, Rhode Island, excavation found two area contractors ignoring cave-in risks and placing their workers in serious danger. On July 8, 2021, a U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and...

#16 Alabama, Georgia Lawmakers Make Uber, Grubhub Drivers Independent Contractors

Apr 5 2022 // Alabama and Georgia are poised to join the ranks of those states making it clear that drivers for Uber, Lyft, Grubhub and other delivery and ride-sharing apps should be considered independent contractors, not employees...

#17 New York Contractor Underreported Payroll by 89 Workers, DA Says

Jan 20 2022 // A Congers, New York, contractor has been arrested after he was indicted on insurance fraud charges for allegedly underreporting his payroll by 89 workers. Anthony Frascone, 51, owner of Alpha-Omega, told his workers’...

#18 Contractor Defaults on $12M Bridge in Carolina, Bonding Company Now Responsible

Mar 14 2022 // A contractor has defaulted on a contract to build a $12.3 million bridge replacement on Interstate 40 in North Carolina, a state agency said. The N.C. Department of Transportation said in a news release that it terminated...

#19 Eight Contractors Charged in Florida Workers’ Comp Sting Operation

Aug 4 2022 // Eight Florida men have been charged with contracting without a license and failing to obtain workers’ compensation insurance, after a sting operation led by state and local authorities. The Manatee County...

#20 Maine Roofing Contractor Found Not Guilty in Death of Worker

Dec 14 2021 // A jury has found that a roofing contractor in Maine is not guilty of workplace manslaughter for the 2018 death of a worker. The Portland Press Herald reports that the jury reached its verdict at the Cumberland County...