In 2015, the developer behind Brickell House, a 46-story condo tower in Miami’s financial district made the news as a brand new $16 million robotic car garage that was supposed to retrieve cars in under ten minutes went haywire and became inoperable. Condo owners were forced to find new places to park and they responded by filing a law suit and winning a settlement for $40.6 million.
That amount comes in addition to a $32 million settlement awarded to the condo association last year, paid by the elevator’s insurer, the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. The settlement is one of the largest of its kind in the state of Florida.
With so many new real estate developments incorporating emerging technologies, construction-related disputes around new tech is inevitable. To get a legal perspective Miami Attorney Jason Kellogg, with Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman’s, responded to a few question about what developers should be thinking about when it comes to incorporating new technology into their buildings. Kellogg, a partner at Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman, represents individuals and business entities in, among other matters, commercial contract and business torts disputes, class actions, owners and contractors in construction litigation, and securities litigation.