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Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Covers Florida construction law and government contracting. By David Adelstein.

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Nov 22

    SUING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON A CONTRACT CLAIM; EQUITABLE SUBROGATION CLAIM BY LIABILITY INSURER AGAINST GOVERNMENT NOT ALLOWED

    SUING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON A CONTRACT CLAIM; EQUITABLE SUBROGATION CLAIM BY LIABILITY INSURER AGAINST GOVERNMENT NOT ALLOWED
    Equitable subrogation is a doctrine that liability insurers rely on when paying a claim on behalf of an insured.  Under this doctrine, the insurer equitably subrogates—steps in the shoes—to the rights of the insured and sues…
  • Nov 20

    “NO DAMAGE FOR DELAY” PROVISIONS AND THE EXCEPTIONS

    “NO DAMAGE FOR DELAY” PROVISIONS AND THE EXCEPTIONS
    Contractors and subcontractors should be familiar with “no damage for delay” provisions.  These are contractual provisions that limit the contractor’s remedies for a delay to an extension of time ONLY, and disallow the…
  • Nov 13

    DOWNSIDE OF A BROAD ARBITRATION PROVISION

    DOWNSIDE OF A BROAD ARBITRATION PROVISION
    In Sunsplash Events Inc. v. Robles, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D2368a (Fla. 4th DCA 2014), the plaintiff entered into an employment agreement with the defendant. The employment agreement contained an arbitration provision that read, “[T]he…
Rank this Week: 2731

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

Covers construction litigation in Colorado. By Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC.

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
  • Nov 21

    Preparing for the 2015 Colorado Legislative Session

    Preparing for the 2015 Colorado Legislative Session
    As Colorado starts to prepare for the 2015 legislative session, construction defect reform is shaping up to be another key issue under the Capitol dome. Once again, the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance (HOA) will be leading the charge.…
  • Oct 27

    KF-103 v. American Family Mutual Insurance: An Exception to the Four Corners Rule

    KF-103 v. American Family Mutual Insurance: An Exception to the Four Corners Rule
    In Colorado, the “complaint rule,” also known as the “four corners rule,” requires an insurer to provide a defense when an underlying complaint alleges any set of facts that may fall within an insurance policy. This…
  • Oct 16

    HHMR Attorneys to Present at an Upcoming CRG Builder Lunch & Learn - Reserve Your Seat Now

    HHMR Attorneys to Present at an Upcoming CRG Builder Lunch & Learn - Reserve Your Seat Now
    The Construction Resource Group will be hosting a Builder Lunch & Learn. If you are a Colorado builder and are interested in attending, you can visit the Eventbrite website to reserve your spot. Seating is extremely limited.
Rank this Week: 1027

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Nov 20

    Limiting Contractors' Exposure to Delay Damages - Part II

    Limiting Contractors' Exposure to Delay Damages - Part II
    This is the second installment of a two-part blog informing contractors how they can limit their exposure to owner's project delay damages.  Part I of this blog series discussed how utilizing well-drafted liquidated damages clauses can…
  • Nov 18

    Limiting Contractors’ Exposure to Delay Damages – Part I

    Limiting Contractors’ Exposure to Delay Damages – Part I
    This is part one of a two-part blog series informing contractors how they can limit their exposure to owner's project delay damages, which in many instances may exceed the fee the contractor might otherwise make on the construction…
  • Nov 13

    A Primer on Bid Shopping in Public Contracts - Part II

    A Primer on Bid Shopping in Public Contracts - Part II
    This is the second installment of a two-part blog on bid shopping in public contracts.  Part I introduced the Subcontractor Listing Statute, RCW 39.30.060, which requires all general contractors bidding on public works projects of…
Rank this Week: 1633

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Nov 20

    Maryland Jurisdictions Expanding P3 Strategies Despite Political Uncertainty

    Maryland Jurisdictions Expanding P3 Strategies Despite Political Uncertainty
    Despite perceived uncertainty as to the future of two, prominent transportation P3 projects, it appears that jurisdictions within Maryland are looking to P3 structures to solve a wider array of infrastructure issues in the state. Prince…
  • Nov 17

    VP Biden Calls for Greater Investment in Port Infrastructure

    VP Biden Calls for Greater Investment in Port Infrastructure
    On November 12, during a keynote address at the annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities in Houston, Vice President Biden issued a call to action for greater investment in U.S. port facilities. “We are investing…
  • Nov 7

    Orange County Toll Agency Successfully Refinances Over $1 Billion of Toll Revenue Debt

    Orange County Toll Agency Successfully Refinances Over $1 Billion of Toll Revenue Debt
    The San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency today successfully refinanced $1.4 billion of its $2.2 billion in outstanding debt issued to fund construction of the 73 Toll Road. “This is great news for drivers and the communities…
Rank this Week: 915

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Nov 19

    Ninth Circuit Provides Clarity on ERA Whistleblower Protection

    Ninth Circuit Provides Clarity on ERA Whistleblower Protection
    Today, Pillsbury attorneys Daryl Shapiro, Tim Walsh, Rebecca Carr Rizzo and Keith Hudolin posted their advisory titled The Ninth Circuit Provides Clarity on ERA Whistleblower Protections. The Advisory discusses the Ninth Circuit's November…
  • Nov 18

    NJ Announces Complex Business Litigation Program ~ Will Include Certain Construction Dispute

    NJ Announces Complex Business Litigation Program ~ Will Include Certain Construction Dispute
    Chief Justice Stuart Rabner recently announced that, following the New Jersey Supreme Court's November 13, 2014 order authorizing the Program, the New Jersey Judiciary will begin on January 1, 2015 accepting cases into the Complex Business…
  • Nov 15

    Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program Available January 2015 in 26 CA ZIP Code

    Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program Available January 2015 in 26 CA ZIP Code
    The California Contractors License Board (CSLB) recently encouraged contractors to take note of the Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program being offered by the California Residential Mitigation Program, a joint powers agency of the California…
Rank this Week: 2262

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Nov 18

    Endless liability under the Fair Housing Act — and let’s make it personal

    Endless liability under the Fair Housing Act — and let’s make it personal
    I often remind my clients that when it comes to the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act the adage “ignorance is bliss” does not apply. Last week’s decision from the Southern District of Mississippi, U.S.…
  • Nov 6

    ADA and the Internet – you need a nerd, not a lawyer.

    ADA and the Internet – you need a nerd, not a lawyer.
    I was surprised last month to see a major national law firm suggest, in its ADA blog, that internet businesses are legally required by the ADA to create accessible websites, and need to consult a lawyer about that requirement. While it…
  • Oct 28

    Is it all Uber for ride-sharing businesses that don’t comply with the ADA?

    Is it all Uber for ride-sharing businesses that don’t comply with the ADA?
    Uber Technologies, maker and promoter of the Uber app for ride sharing, has seen a good deal of litigation in the last two years, most of it brought by former Uber drivers or taxi-cab regulators. Two recent cases, one in Texas and one in…
Rank this Week: 3512

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Nov 18

    A Mediation Obligation Is Enforceable Says The Ontario Court of Appeal

    A Mediation Obligation Is Enforceable Says The Ontario Court of Appeal
    Is a person bound to mediate before commencing an action or arbitration if the contract or applicable statute requires mediation? Or should an obligation to mediate only become effective after an action or arbitration has been commenced? And…
  • Oct 27

    Eight Rules of Tender Law Pronounced By The Ontario Court Of Appeal

    Eight Rules of Tender Law Pronounced By The Ontario Court Of Appeal
    In Rankin Construction Inc. v. Ontario, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently made a number of significant rulings in a tender case. While the rulings were based upon the specific wording of the tender in that case, they were made in the…
  • Oct 11

    When Is A Consultant Liable To A Contractor For Subsurface Information In Tender Documents?

    When Is A Consultant Liable To A Contractor For Subsurface Information In Tender Documents?
    One of the difficult issues in construction law is the duty owed, if any, by the owner’s consultant to the contractor. In particular, does the consultant owe any such duty in respect of subsurface conditions? In North Pacific…
Rank this Week: 1446

The Lien Zone Construction Law…

The Lien Zone Construction Law Blog

The Lien Zone is a construction law blog for Florida contractors. It includes forms, infographics, videos and articles.

http://www.thelienzone.com
  • Nov 18

    Construction defect damage

    Construction defect damage
     Having purchased a waterfront lot, a buyer hired a construction manager to oversee the work of building his new home. But when at the end of a year, the project was many months behind schedule and $4 million over budget, the buyer fired…
  • Nov 18

    Construction defect damage

    Construction defect damage
     Having purchased a waterfront lot, a buyer hired a construction manager to oversee the work of building his new home. But when at the end of a year, the project was many months behind schedule and $4 million over budget, the buyer fired…
  • Nov 11

    Lien on: 2 requirements for every construction lien

    Lien on: 2 requirements for every construction lien
    If you’re filing a mechanic’s lien, be very sure to include the right time and correct amount. A contractor discovered how important these two things are in a recent case pitting him against his customer. A construction contract…
Rank this Week: 3460

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Nov 17

    International Green Construction Code Now Mandatory For All Building in Baltimore

    International Green Construction Code Now Mandatory For All Building in Baltimore
    Last evening the Baltimore City Council adopted the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the City’s building, fire and related codes. Baltimore, the 26th most populous city in the country, was among the first…
  • Nov 12

    Mid Term Election Results Superb For Green Building

    Mid Term Election Results Superb For Green Building
    Election Day 2014 in which Republicans made big gains in Congress and statehouses across the country portends huge business opportunities for green building. As more conservative legislative bodies look to enact environmental and energy…
  • Nov 3

    FTC Warns 15 Businesses that their Biodegradable Claims May be Deceptive

    FTC Warns 15 Businesses that their Biodegradable Claims May be Deceptive
    The Federal Trade Commission made public that its staff sent letters to 15 businesses last month warning that their biodegradable claims related to “oxodegradable” plastic waste bags may be deceptive.  Oxodegradable plastic…
Rank this Week: 1436

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 653

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 609

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Cyber Security Top Priority in Today’s Tech-Savvy World

    Cyber Security Top Priority in Today’s Tech-Savvy World
    While 2014 Has Seen Miami Emerge as a Growing Technology Hub, the Year Has Also Highlighted Significant Risks that Technology Poses for Businesses of all Types Technology continues to be a hot industry throughout the world and particularly in…
  • Nov 5

    Florida’s Medical Marijuana Amendment Defeated, but Zoning Issues Loom for Charlotte’s Web Law

    Florida’s Medical Marijuana Amendment Defeated, but Zoning Issues Loom for Charlotte’s Web Law
    In our previous post about the legal challenges that have been raised in the wake of the State of Florida’s establishment of selection rules for the issuance of licenses for growing and selling medical marijuana pursuant to the newly…
  • Oct 29

    All Aboard Florida to Hold Public Information Workshop

    All Aboard Florida to Hold Public Information Workshop
    All Aboard Florida broke ground on the first phase of the development this week, beginning construction on the Fort Lauderdale station and generating even more excitement around what is already a highly anticipated project. All Aboard Florida…
Rank this Week: 3355

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 3043

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Nov 17

    Reminder: Your MLA Notice Must Have Your License Number

    Reminder: Your MLA Notice Must Have Your License Number
    Remember a couple of years ago when the Virginia mechanic’s lien rules changed to require inclusion of a claimant’s contractor’s license number (where a license is required)?  If not, then this is a reminder of that…
  • Nov 10

    Another Great Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar Weekend

    Another Great Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar Weekend
    As some of you readers know, I spoke at the 35th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar (schedule is linked here) this past weekend.  Aside from the great and flattering opportunity to join my friend Hanna Blake at the…
  • Nov 3

    Check Out the 35th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar

    Check Out the 35th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar
    Beginning this Friday, I will be joining some great folks on the faculty of the 35th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar.    This year I am very honored to be joining Hanna Blake to discuss the topic of…
Rank this Week: 380

N.C. Construction Law, Policy &…

N.C. Construction Law, Policy & News

Covers statutory, case law and other legal developments affecting North Carolina construction professionals. By Matthew C. Bouchard.

http://nc-construction-law.com/
  • Nov 17

    Construction Bonds Come With Strings Attached. Make Sure You Know What They Are.

    Construction Bonds Come With Strings Attached. Make Sure You Know What They Are.
    When serious trouble befalls a bonded contractor, its surety might be called upon to shoulder significant risk both downstream (i.e., payment obligations to subs & suppliers) and upstream (i.e., performance obligations to the owner, if…
  • Nov 14

    Custom-Build Your Next Arbitration Clause

    Custom-Build Your Next Arbitration Clause
    Of all the great AEC content in the Twitterverse this week, the following chirp from Kansas City construction attorney Rob Pitkin (@KCconstrlawyer) really piqued my interest: Alternatives to traditional "all disputes" Arbitration clause:…
  • Nov 12

    Paying Twice For the Same Work is Horrendous. What Can You Do About It in North Carolina?

    Paying Twice For the Same Work is Horrendous. What Can You Do About It in North Carolina?
    If you’re a prime contractor on a private, commercial construction project, your contract with the owner likely includes a provision requiring you to bond off or otherwise dispose of real property liens filed by your subs &…
Rank this Week: 2199

Florida Construction Law Update

Florida Construction Law Update

Covers Florida construction law legislation, case law, trends and issues. By Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionupdate.com/
  • Nov 16

    Engineering Malpractice Defense Verdict for Coastal Engineering Firm

    Engineering Malpractice Defense Verdict for Coastal Engineering Firm
    The Florida law firm of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. proudly announces another defense verdict in a construction case in which it defended Florida’s premier Coastal, Waterfront, and Dredging Engineering firm. View the Engineering…
  • Nov 6

    State Court Finds Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Statute Unconstitutional

    State Court Finds Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Statute Unconstitutional
    Judge Jorge E. Cueto, sitting in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida, recently found the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, as amended effective October 1, 2003, does not provide a “reasonable alternative…
  • Aug 1

    Florida Attorney David Harrigan Designated as Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law

    Florida Attorney David Harrigan Designated as Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law
    The Florida law firm of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. is pleased to announce that Florida Attorney David Harrigan has been recognized by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law. According to the Florida Bar,…
Rank this Week: 2534

Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Nov 13

    What are construction defects? - II

    What are construction defects? - II
    In a previous post, we discussed how devastating it can be for both commercial developers and homeowners to see their investment of time, money and energy into a building project thwarted by serious construction defects that compromise its…
  • Oct 31

    Construction company blames school district for yearlong delay

    Construction company blames school district for yearlong delay
    When a construction project gets delayed significantly, blame can fly in all directions. The owner and developer may blame the construction company. In turn, the contractor may say the developer caused the delays. The fact is, both sides can…
  • Oct 17

    What are construction defects?

    What are construction defects?
    There is perhaps no more exciting time for a homeowner or commercial developer than seeing construction crews hard at work erecting the structures that they have invested so much time, money and energy into making a reality. Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 1508

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4820

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

Provides legal information and resources for federal construction contractors. By Payne Hackenbracht & Sullivan.

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
Rank this Week: 1758

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1174

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
    The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) is the top rated cable network on the weekends.  At the end of every remodeling show on HGTV is the big reveal, dramatic "before and after" footage of the transformation of the kitchen or…
  • Oct 27

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead
    Happy Monday!   As I posted earlier, in Murray, et al v. EPA , plaintiff Murray Energy Corporation seeks to enjoin EPA's Clean Power Plan rule even before it has been issued as a Final Rule.  The Clean Power Plan proposes…
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
Rank this Week: 4578

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Covers Florida estate planning, probate, and construction law issues. By the Law Office of R. Kellen Bryant., P.L.

http://www.eldercarelawjacksonville.com/
Rank this Week: 2332

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

By the Law Office of Ray Garcia, P.A.

http://floridaconstructionlawgroup.com/fclg-blog/
  • Nov 6

    Florida Construction Law Attorney

    Florida Construction Law Attorney
    If you are having problems with a contractor, sub contractor, homeowner or supplier and considering hiring a Florida construction law attorney you should not participate in the process alone. Florida construction law and procedures are quite…
  • Nov 4

    FILING A FRAUDULENT LIEN IN FLORIDA

    FILING A FRAUDULENT LIEN IN FLORIDA
    Florida Construction lien law contains many notice and deadline requirements and failure to comply with the requirements of Florida Statute Sect. 713. Unfortunately, a common occurrence among contractors is the attempt to inflate a claim of…
  • Nov 2

    Florida Notice of Commencement Fla. Stat. Sect. 713.13

    Florida Notice of Commencement Fla. Stat. Sect. 713.13
    Section 713.13, F.S., provides that the recording of a Notice of Commencement (NOC) gives constructive notice that claims of lien may be recorded and will have priority over any conveyance, encumbrance or demand not recorded against the real…
Rank this Week: 2969

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Nov 4

    Cobb to Speak at CSA Rountable

    Cobb to Speak at CSA Rountable
    We are happy to announce that Mark Cobb will be speaking on creditors rights to a group of lumber and building supply owners at a roundtable forum sponsored by the Construction Suppliers Association (CSA) on Monday, November 10, 2014 and…
  • Oct 30

    Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien

    Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien
    When a building mateiral supplier has not been paid for labor or materials used on a Georgia construction project, that supplier may place a materialman’s lien against the owner of the improved real property; this is true even if the…
  • Oct 1

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim
    On September 22, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the state’s sovereign immunity is waived for a surety’s claim against a contract with the state in State of Georgia Department of Corrections v. Developers Surety and…
Rank this Week: 2858

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien…

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

Covers Georgia state law and information related to pending and recent changes to law affecting construction professionals. By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog
  • Nov 4

    Cobb to Speak at CSA Rountable

    Cobb to Speak at CSA Rountable
    We are happy to announce that Mark Cobb will be speaking on creditors rights to a group of lumber and building supply owners at a roundtable forum sponsored by the Construction Suppliers Association (CSA) on Monday, November 10, 2014 and…
  • Oct 30

    Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien

    Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien
    When a building mateiral supplier has not been paid for labor or materials used on a Georgia construction project, that supplier may place a materialman’s lien against the owner of the improved real property; this is true even if the…
  • Oct 1

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim
    On September 22, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the state’s sovereign immunity is waived for a surety’s claim against a contract with the state in State of Georgia Department of Corrections v. Developers Surety and…
Rank this Week: 4001

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law

By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Nov 4

    Cobb to Speak at CSA Rountable

    Cobb to Speak at CSA Rountable
    We are happy to announce that Mark Cobb will be speaking on creditors rights to a group of lumber and building supply owners at a roundtable forum sponsored by the Construction Suppliers Association (CSA) on Monday, November 10, 2014 and…
  • Oct 30

    Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien

    Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien
    When a building mateiral supplier has not been paid for labor or materials used on a Georgia construction project, that supplier may place a materialman’s lien against the owner of the improved real property; this is true even if the…
  • Oct 1

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim
    On September 22, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the state’s sovereign immunity is waived for a surety’s claim against a contract with the state in State of Georgia Department of Corrections v. Developers Surety and…
Rank this Week: 1518

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 28

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased
    Mortgage Daily has reported that there was no quarterly change in the risk of mortgage fraud, according to the 2Q 2014 National Mortgage Fraud Risk Index published by analytics firm Interthinx.  However, the risk of Valuation fraud was…
  • Oct 27

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Hackensack Eminent Domain Apeal

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Hackensack Eminent Domain Apeal
    The city of Hackensack, N.J., has asked the NJ Supreme Court to determine whether a municipality seeking to condemn property must expressly find that the property is “blighted” in order to meet the constitutional eminent…
  • Oct 26

    PA Supreme Court Declines Eminent Domain Appeal

    PA Supreme Court Declines Eminent Domain Appeal
    The PA Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal in a Mercer County eminent domain case.  The case involves Mercer Area School District’s attempt to condemn property that borders school grounds to extend a parking lot and…
Rank this Week: 1702

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Oct 22

    Water, Water, Everywhere

    Water, Water, Everywhere
    Despite the lingering effects of the Great Recession on real estate, residential infill development is a popular model in Northern Virginia for the residential developer. With infill development, a developer will typically purchase an…
  • Sep 16

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment
    Sustained population growth in the District of Columbia in recent years has spurred a   rapid wave of construction throughout the city as upscale condominium projects   appear to spring up almost overnight to meet growing demand for…
  • Jun 20

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height
    The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has no shortage of airplanes flying over the region. There is also no shortage of developers and landowners who want to create the region’s landmark buildings and skyscrapers which may fall within…
Rank this Week: 1504

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction…

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction Law and Litigation Blog

Covers construction law and litigation in Canada and, in particular, the Province of Ontario. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.ontarioconstructionlaw.com/
  • Oct 15

    Elliot Lake, Ontario – Algo Centre Mall collapse – Inquiry Report Released on October 15, 2014

    Elliot Lake, Ontario – Algo Centre Mall collapse – Inquiry Report Released on October 15, 2014
    The Report of The Honourable Paul R. Bélanger, Commissioner of the Elliot Lake Inquiry, was released today, October 15, 2014.  Click here to access the Report. Out of this tragedy come a number of significant recommendations…
  • Oct 15

    Toronto’s condo construction boom

    Toronto’s condo construction boom
    CBC News ran a story on October 13, 2014 entitled, “Fears that shoddy Toronto condos could become future slums“.  The piece outlines concerns that the Toronto condo construction boom of the last few years is resulting in…
  • Jul 31

    Litigation Lawyer Wanted

    Litigation Lawyer Wanted
    We are looking for an experienced litigation lawyer to join us at Robson Carpenter LLP. RCLLP is a small but modern and dynamic “boutique” firm that practices almost exclusively in the areas of land development (condo and…
Rank this Week: 2727

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Oct 2

    DOT Issues Final DBE Rule Change

    DOT Issues Final DBE Rule Change
    Over two years ago, the Department of Transportation published notice that it intended to make changes to the federal regulations governing the DOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.  After an extended comment period,…
  • Sep 30

    Regional Manager Indicted in DBE Fraud Case

    Regional Manager Indicted in DBE Fraud Case
    In previous posts, I have discussed how failing to abide by the Department of Transportation’s DBE regulations can lead to the criminal indictment of construction company executives. Now, a case out of the Southern District of New York…
  • Sep 23

    Free DBE Compliance Audit

    Free DBE Compliance Audit
    This blog repeatedly chronicles the ramifications of failing to comply with the Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise regulations.  Jail time for executives, disbarment, fines, and bid challenges are…
Rank this Week: 2244

Best Practices Construction Law

Best Practices Construction Law

Construction-related blog focused on transportation, healthcare, technology and legal trends. By Stites Harbison PLLC.

http://www.bestpracticesconstructionlaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Paper to Paperless: Webinar on Construction Documentation and Risk Management

    Paper to Paperless: Webinar on Construction Documentation and Risk Management
    You will rarely find me advertising on this blog.  However, throughout the year I regularly receive inquiries about electronic discovery, mobile apps, and the paperless project.  And every couple of years I partner with the…
  • Sep 4

    Best Practices for Developing a Contractor’s Request for Compensation

    Best Practices for Developing a Contractor’s Request for Compensation
    My mentor and good friend, Cordell Parvin, has over the years shared with me some great best practices for contractors—whether talking about bid protests, accidents on the jobsite, or filing a claim. Recently, Cordell sent me a list of…
  • Aug 12

    AIA’s Updated Design-Build Documents Highlight Some Best Practice

    AIA’s Updated Design-Build Documents Highlight Some Best Practice
    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released seven updated documents in its design-build family.  According to AIA, the 2014 Design-Build documents enhance the early interaction between the Owner and the…
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Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

Discusses construction law issues in North Carolina. By Melissa Dewey Brumback.

http://constructionlawnc.com
  • Sep 29

    Don’t Let Construction Problems Become Construction Disputes (guest post)

    Don’t Let Construction Problems Become Construction Disputes (guest post)
    To start our week off right, today we have another important article from guest blogger Christopher G. Hill, LEED AP.  Chris is a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator, construction lawyer and owner of the Richmond, VA firm, The…
  • Sep 25

    Wake County Justice Center- a LEED Silver Project done right!

    Wake County Justice Center- a LEED Silver Project done right!
    Yesterday evening, I had the privilege of attending the Triangle USGBC’s  “Talk & Walk” at the Wake County Justice Center.  The 576,996 square foot Justice Center was completed 6 months early and over 30…
  • Aug 1

    Construction Communication Done Right!

    Construction Communication Done Right!
    Greetings all!  Today, I have the honor of writing a guest post on Chris Hill’s blog, Construction Law Musings, on the topic of how to communicate– and how not to miscommunicate–on a construction project. I know that I…
Rank this Week: 4259

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager
    The Worcester Superior Court recently issued an important decision that could significantly affect the risk assumed by construction managers performing public projects under the M.G.L. c. 149A construction manager – at risk delivery…
  • Aug 28

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective
    As we reported earlier in guest posts from Adam Last of Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. here and here, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has long been working on significant revisions to the…
  • Jul 16

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard
    Following up on my post dated November 15, 2012, as of July 1, 2014, the International Energy Conservation Code (“IECC”) 2012 went into effect, replacing the former baseline building energy code regulations.  The…
Rank this Week: 3582

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers Canadian construction law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/canadian-construction-law/
Rank this Week: 3317

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.subrogationrecoverylawblog.com
  • Aug 26

    Responsibility of Electric Utilities to Trim Trees and Other Vegetation

    Responsibility of Electric Utilities to Trim Trees and Other Vegetation
    It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and storm season will be upon us. It is never too early to be prepared for the property losses caused by high winds and winter storms. This blog explores the duty of electric utilities…
  • Aug 12

    Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Document

    Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Document
    A recent opinion out of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania illustrates the ongoing and vexing problem of determining whether documents created during an insurer’s early claims investigation are…
  • Jul 29

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case
    Most people have heard the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But, is the opposite true? If something was fixed, does that suggest it was broken in the first place. In many cases, evidence that a…
Rank this Week: 2886

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 1180

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

Features real estate and construction law updates and analysis. By Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder
    By: Alan P. DiGirolamo Effective April 1, 2013, Ohio’s homestead exemption was amended to allow a homeowner to exempt up to $132,900 of equity in his or her home.  See, Ohio Revised Code Section 2329.66(A)(1)(b).  This is…
  • Jul 18

    TWO WORD$

    TWO WORD$
    By:  John Swansinger, Esq. “Condition precedent” is now perhaps the most important term in your Ohio construction subcontract following the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision in Transtar Electric, Inc. v A.E.M.…
  • Jun 25

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
Rank this Week: 3739

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

Covers construction and insurance issues in New Zealand. By Grimshaw & Co.

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/wordpress/
Rank this Week: 3046

Midwest Construction Law Blog

Midwest Construction Law Blog

Features legal articles, news and resources for Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa contractors. By Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP.

http://www.spencerfane.com/midwestconstructionlaw/
  • Jul 29

    SEMINAR: Learn How to Succeed in Government Contract

    SEMINAR: Learn How to Succeed in Government Contract
    TIME: 7:30 am - 9:30 am (breakfast followed by program and Q&A)LOCATION: The Miller Group6363 College Blvd., Suite 400Overland Park, KS 66211Register hereLed by David Schatz, Partner at Spencer, Fane Britt & Browne, the discussion…
  • May 19

    Contracts for Contractors – A Best Practices Guide (Part Two)

    Contracts for Contractors – A Best Practices Guide (Part Two)
    In my last post, I discussed the fact that the most important tool for a contractor is your written contract, which can help build a customer’s confidence in your company and avoid the types of misunderstandings and unrealistic…
  • May 13

    Contracts for Contractors – A Best Practices Guide

    Contracts for Contractors – A Best Practices Guide
    The most important tool for a contractor is your written contract. A good solid contract is the foundation for a positive experience for both you and your customers. It establishes a relationship with your customers, and builds their…
Rank this Week: 1587

Texas Construction Law Blog

Texas Construction Law Blog

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Implied Warranties: Part One (Goods)

    Implied Warranties: Part One (Goods)
    Texas law imposes certain implied warranties on the sale of goods, regardless of whether the warranties are mentioned in the contract.  In particular, Texas law creates the warranty of “merchantability” and the warranty that…
  • Dec 19

    Filing a Lien When the Work is Done for a Tenant Rather Than an Owner

    Filing a Lien When the Work is Done for a Tenant Rather Than an Owner
    Commercial landlords often allow commercial tenants to construct a buildout tailored to their business (e.g., retail stores, restaurants, redesigning office space, etc.)  Such tenants hire general contractors who in turn hire…
  • Dec 13

    How to Perfect and Enforce a Mineral Lien: Six Step

    How to Perfect and Enforce a Mineral Lien: Six Step
    If you furnish labor or materials to an oil or gas well and are not paid, then you should consider filing a mineral lien.  Below are the steps to perfect a mineral lien. 1.  Identify the well and the chain of contract. The best way…
Rank this Week: 3310

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

Covers construction contracts, disputes and liens. By Wolfe Law Group.

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Jun 17

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement
    In Louisiana public contracts and jobs have been gaining momentum for my clients. Over the past few years there has been a spike in public work and as these jobs reach completion contractors, subcontractors, equipment lessors, laborers and…
  • Jun 9

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an “attorney letter.” There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who…
  • Jun 8

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an "attorney letter." There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who simply trash…
Rank this Week: 3893

Construction Litigation Law Blog

Construction Litigation Law Blog

Covers cmmunity associations, EIFS, construction litigation and construction news. By the Construction Litigation Group of Stark & Stark.

http://blog.njeifs.com/
Rank this Week: 995

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 11

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance

    Waiver of Subrogation Applies to All Damages, Regardless of Whether Owner Secures Required Insurance
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C The Indiana Court of Appeals, in a split decision, recently held that a waiver of subrogation clause in a construction contract serves to waive all claims for damage, where those damages are…
  • Sep 12

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking
    By: Erik S. Mroz Property owners and developers take notice.  The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District (June 25, 2013) has broadened a property owner’s right to bring…
  • Jun 19

    7th Circuit Upholds Limitation of Liability Clause for Design Professional

    7th Circuit Upholds Limitation of Liability Clause for Design Professional
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C In a decision that should have both Owners and Design Professionals taking close notice, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit recently upheld enforcement of a contractual limitation of…
Rank this Week: 1011

Construction Law Info Blog

Construction Law Info Blog

Covers recent developments in Construction Law. By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC.

http://www.constructionlawinfoblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2697

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 2092