Building officials are typically immune from liability for failing to properly inspect construction for code violations. Code compliance generally falls on the shoulder of the developer and contractors. Our colleagues over at Herrick, Feinstein report on the perfect storm: “The city building inspector for Norristown, PA forces condominium owners to relocate due to structural defects and safety concerns that the city building inspector failed to catch in the first place.” Certainly a lesson in job security for the city building inspector. Unfortunately for the unit owners, their lesson was that you can’t fight city hall and win; the court dismissed their claims against the city. Earlier this week, herrickcondolaw.com (and republished on Mondaq.com) published the article United States: Pennsylvania Court Confirms That “You Can’t Fight City Hall” Also Applies In The Construction Defect Context by Mark Wiechnik of Herrick, Feinstein LLP which can be read here.