According to the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct, “a lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information.” RPC 1.4(b). Not only is regular communication with the client mandatory, but it is also just good practice.
Indemnification & Coverage
Project owners and general contractors frequently seek defense or indemnification from subordinate contractors by way of a contractual indemnification clause in the construction contract or as an additional insured though the subcontractor's insurance policy. Our construction attorneys are experienced in this area and are trained to recognize when such defense, indemnification and coverage obligations arise. Our careful evaluation of the contractual and insurance responsibilities of all parties involved in the construction project have enabled us to successfully pursue and defend such claims on behalf of our clients.
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