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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/
  • Jan 17

    Early January Environmental Odds And End

    Early January Environmental Odds And End
    “The old order changeth, yielding place to new.” January 2017 has been a very active month, with several important environmental and federal administrative court rulings being issued, and many significant rules being proposed…
  • Jan 12

    CalEnviroScreen 3.0 ~ Not A Tool For CEQA Review Or Permitting Decision

    CalEnviroScreen 3.0 ~ Not A Tool For CEQA Review Or Permitting Decision
    Today, our colleagues Norman Carlin and Kevin Ashe posted their client alert on the California Environmental Protection Agency’s and Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s recent release of an “Update to the…
  • Jan 11

    Clarification Provided On Executive Branch Gift Rule

    Clarification Provided On Executive Branch Gift Rule
    Recently, our colleagues Emily Erlingsson, Kathy Donovan and Anita Mayo posted their client alert discussing the amendments made by the Office of Government Ethics to the executive branch gift rules. These changes included clarifications…
Rank this Week: 986

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jan 17

    Incorporation, Bonds and Statutes of Limitations, Oh My!

    Incorporation, Bonds and Statutes of Limitations, Oh My!
    We all know that the contract is king in Virginia.  We also know that Virginia will allow for a so called “incorporation” clause that will allow for “flow down” of certain prime contract provisions in a way that…
  • Jan 2

    Private Project Payment Bonds and Pay if Paid in Virginia

    Private Project Payment Bonds and Pay if Paid in Virginia
    One of the many items of construction law that has always been about as clear as mud has been the interaction between a contractual pay if paid clause and payment bond claims either under the Federal Miller Act or Virginia’s…
  • Jan 1

    Pre-Construction Issues: A Review

    Pre-Construction Issues: A Review
    Originally posted 2010-04-09 09:00:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhen the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) contacted me over Twitter, I was both honored and happily surprised to find out that they wanted me to…
Rank this Week: 4298

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
  • Jan 17

    Why Dropped Objects Should Have You Worried

    Why Dropped Objects Should Have You Worried
    So what’s the big deal. One of your workers drops a handful of screws off the side of a 30th-floor hi-rise work site. It’s just a bunch of screws. What possible damage could they cause? Well, according to the Bureau... Read…
  • Jan 10

    Do You Arbitrate or Litigate?

    Do You Arbitrate or Litigate?
    Contractors and their lawyers understand arbitration is often the preferred method for the resolution of a construction dispute. It is a standard clause in most construction contracts. But what happens if an agreement is not very clear and…
  • Jan 3

    3 Scary Clauses in Construction Subcontract

    3 Scary Clauses in Construction Subcontract
    With no letup in sight in South Florida construction, subcontractors in all disciplines are being asked by busy general contractors to bid on both residential and commercial projects. And once their bids are accepted, subcontractors are given…
Rank this Week: 1988

Florida Construction Industry Law…

Florida Construction Industry Law Blog

Covers topics specifically concerning the construction industry, procedural components of civil litigation, case law updates and legal issue analysis. By Jimerson & Cobb, P.A.

http://www.jimersoncobb.com/blog/category/florida-construction-industry/
  • Jan 16

    Florida Construction Liens: Is the Lien Fraudulent?

    Florida Construction Liens: Is the Lien Fraudulent?
    Florida construction lien law allows certain parties who perform construction work to record construction liens if they are not paid. A construction lien is proper when a lienor has not been paid for labor, services, materials or other items…
  • Nov 8

    Conditional vs. Unconditional Payment Bonds in Florida

    Conditional vs. Unconditional Payment Bonds in Florida
    A payment bond is a security posted by the general contractor that ensures that payments will be made to subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, and material providers for services or products provided on private and public construction projects.…
  • Oct 24

    What Are Consequential Damages on a Construction Contract?

    What Are Consequential Damages on a Construction Contract?
    When a party breaches a contract and the contract does not contain a valid liquidated damages clause, the non-breaching party may be entitled to compensatory damages. The appropriate measure of damages arising from a breach of an enforceable…
Rank this Week: 2067

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 16

    Good news for those attacked by CityVision’s FHA complaint

    Good news for those attacked by CityVision’s FHA complaint
    CityVision Services, a Texas based company in the business of filing HUD complaints, recently chose to withdraw a complaint rather than face investigation of its operations by HUD’s Region VII office. The details remain confidential…
  • Jan 9

    Abusive ADA serial litigation – bad plaintiffs don’t excuse ADA violation

    Abusive ADA serial litigation – bad plaintiffs don’t excuse ADA violation
    A December 30 opinion from the Eastern District of New York should remind businesses that the obligation to comply with the ADA does not depend on the moral quality of the plaintiff. While judges do not like plaintiffs and lawyers who…
  • Dec 30

    ADA reform: neither complaints nor pre-suit notice will solve the problem.

    ADA reform: neither complaints nor pre-suit notice will solve the problem.
    Sixty Minutes and Forbes have now weighed in on the serial litigation crisis that threatens small businesses sued for often innocent or trivial ADA violations. Congress is gearing up once again to require pre-suit notice, a change…
Rank this Week: 2747

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/
  • Jan 15

    Green Building Transactional Due Diligence

    Green Building Transactional Due Diligence
    As ever larger numbers of green buildings are bought and sold, due diligence related to the green features of commercial buildings takes on an increasing importance. But apparently most real estate due diligence checklists are stuck in the…
  • Jan 8

    Passive House is “In” in 2017

    Passive House is “In” in 2017
    As you consider what’s “in” and what’s “out” in 2017, within the realm of green building, Passive House is in. It is not controversial to accept that a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from…
  • Jan 1

    FTC Order Restricts use of “All Natural”

    FTC Order Restricts use of “All Natural”
    The Federal Trade Commission issued a summary decision against California Naturel, Inc., for falsely advertising its sunscreen product as “all natural” in violation of Sections 5 and 12 of the FTC Act. In a December 12, 2016…
Rank this Week: 379

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 15

    Judge Confirms Our $1.25 Million Jury Verdict

    Judge Confirms Our $1.25 Million Jury Verdict
    I tried a case in York County, PA in July involving a condemnation of the former York County Prison. My clients purchased the property in the ‘80s and were waiting for the right time to develop the property when it was taken by the City…
  • Dec 31

    NC Court Of Appeals Blocks Payment To Property Owner

    NC Court Of Appeals Blocks Payment To Property Owner
    The N.C. Court of Appeals has issued a stay of a Forsyth County Superior Court Judge’s order directing the N.C. Department of Transportation to make payments to property owners in the path of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway. Forsyth…
  • Dec 30

    Hartford Must Pay Extra $3M For Property Taken Near Stadium

    Hartford Must Pay Extra $3M For Property Taken Near Stadium
    A Connecticut Judge has ruled that the City of Hartford must pay an additional $3 million for property it acquired through eminent domain for development around Dunkin’ Donuts Park two years ago. The City acquired the three parcels in…
Rank this Week: 1436

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

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

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Jan 12

    TENDER THE DEFENSE OF A LAWSUIT TO YOUR LIABILITY CARRIER

    TENDER THE DEFENSE OF A LAWSUIT TO YOUR LIABILITY CARRIER
    Sometimes you come across a head scratcher.  This would be a decision that does not seem to make a whole lot of sense.  For instance, if you are sued and you maintain liability insurance that would potentially provide you a ……
  • Jan 8

    SIGNIFICANT ISSUES TEST APPLIES TO FRAUDULENT LIEN CLAIMS TO DETERMINE ATTORNEY’S FEES

    SIGNIFICANT ISSUES TEST APPLIES TO FRAUDULENT LIEN CLAIMS TO DETERMINE ATTORNEY’S FEES
    Construction lienors need to appreciate on the frontend that recovering statutory attorney’s fees in a construction lien action is NOT automatic—far from it.  This is because the prevailing party for purposes of…
  • Jan 5

    DESIGN PROFESSIONAL NEEDS A LICENSE TO BE SUED FOR PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE

    DESIGN PROFESSIONAL NEEDS A LICENSE TO BE SUED FOR PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE
    “With regard to claims for professional negligence, the Florida Supreme Court has explained that ‘where the negligent party is a professional, the law imposes a duty to perform the requested services in accordance with the…
Rank this Week: 1747

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
Rank this Week: 920

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/
  • Jan 11

    Government Contracts Increasingly Further Labor-Policy Goal

    Government Contracts Increasingly Further Labor-Policy Goal
    This past year, the federal government implemented a variety of rules requiring that its contractors meet certain fair-labor requirements.  For example, a federal rule finalized in September requires federal contractors to provide their…
  • Jan 9

    New Year’s Resolution: Miami Beach Transit

    New Year’s Resolution: Miami Beach Transit
    After expediting the solicitation process for the Miami Beach light rail/modern streetcar project, the Miami Beach City Commission hit the brakes last month.  In response to concerns voiced by City residents, the Commission adopted a…
  • Dec 13

    Funding Mass Transit with Transit-Oriented Development

    Funding Mass Transit with Transit-Oriented Development
    Since the earliest mass-transit systems, it has been understood that the property adjacent to train stations is particularly well-suited for dense mixed-use development.  People are willing to pay a premium for the convenience of living…
Rank this Week: 3631

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2214

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: 2711

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jan 8

    Privy Council Defines Extra Work Under A Fixed Price Building Contract

    Privy Council Defines Extra Work Under A Fixed Price Building Contract
    In Mascareignes Sterling Co Ltd v Chang Cheng Esquares Co Ltd (Mauritius), the Privy Council of the United Kingdom recently set out some helpful principles to define the entitlement of a contractor to extra payment under a fixed price…
  • Dec 5

    Is A Notice Of Intention To Recover Costs A Proper Notice Of Claim Under A Building Contract?

    Is A Notice Of Intention To Recover Costs A Proper Notice Of Claim Under A Building Contract?
    In Ledore Investments Ltd. v. Ellis-Don Construction Ltd., the Ontario Superior Court has recently held that a letter from a contractor to a subcontractor stating that “we intend to recover these costs from you” was a sufficient…
  • Oct 31

    No Representation Clause Precludes Reliance On Pre-Contractual Representation

    No Representation Clause Precludes Reliance On Pre-Contractual Representation
    In Houle v. Knelsen Sand and Gravel Ltd., 2016 CarswellAlta 1582, 2016 ABCA 247, the Alberta Court of Appeal has recently held that a “no representation” clause precluded a party from relying on a pre-contractual representation to…
Rank this Week: 3285

Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Jan 6

    Failing to meet expectations can lead to construction dispute

    Failing to meet expectations can lead to construction dispute
    For many people, the dream is to buy a home that is a new build. They want a home built exactly to their specs, on the lot of their choice. They want to know that it's not going to...
  • Dec 21

    Why a construction project isn't done on time

    Why a construction project isn't done on time
    One of the biggest reasons for a construction lawsuit is simply when the project lags behind schedule and doesn't get done on time. This doesn't just mean it runs over by a day or two, but it could be...
  • Dec 8

    3 options when a builder makes a serious mistake

    3 options when a builder makes a serious mistake
    When you decide to have a new home built, you want it to be exactly the way you ordered it to be. While some people check on the progress every day, you shouldn't be expected to do this --...
Rank this Week: 2710

Michigan Construction Law

Michigan Construction Law

Focuses on developments in Michigan construction law.

http://michiganconstructionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 5

    New Skilled Trades Regulation Act Impacts Section 114 of Michigan Construction Lien Act

    New Skilled Trades Regulation Act Impacts Section 114 of Michigan Construction Lien Act
    During the recent lame duck session in December, 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed a series of bills aimed at consolidating the licensing and regulation of skilled trades, including residential builders, electricians, plumbing and…
  • Dec 2

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor
    On November 25, 2013,  the DOD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to incorporate a new clause to provide accelerated payments to small business subcontractors.The new clause [FAR…
  • Sep 15

    Sixth Circuit Upholds Michigan Law Limiting Project Labor Agreement

    Sixth Circuit Upholds Michigan Law Limiting Project Labor Agreement
    On September 6, 2013, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to uphold the "Michigan Fair and Open Competition in Government Construction Act" (PA 98 of 2011).  The act prohibits a city, village, township or other governmental…
Rank this Week: 1646

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2022

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Jan 1

    Commonwealth Court Strikes Blow to Philly Window and Door Ordinance

    Commonwealth Court Strikes Blow to Philly Window and Door Ordinance
    On December 22, 2016, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued an important opinion that has flown under the radar somewhat.  The case Rufo v. Board of Licenses and Inspection Review, invalidates a major portion of Philadelphia’s…
  • Dec 15

    Texas Jury Awards $5.3 Million to Company Defamed by Union: Could it work in Pennsylvania?

    Texas Jury Awards $5.3 Million to Company Defamed by Union: Could it work in Pennsylvania?
    In early September a Texas jury awarded a janitorial $5.3 million against the local chapter of the SEIU.  The janitorial firm claimed that the SEIU damaged its reputation and caused it damages when it spread false, defamatory, and…
  • Dec 7

    Philadelphia Proposed Best Value Procurement Bill

    Philadelphia Proposed Best Value Procurement Bill
    An opinion piece in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer concerning proposed legislation that would change the way the City of Philadelphia awards public construction projects is causing quite a stir. The article concerns legislation that…
Rank this Week: 3855

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/
  • Dec 22

    Deadline for Owners of Single Wall Steel Tanks Looming

    Deadline for Owners of Single Wall Steel Tanks Looming
    by Joseph S. Campisi, President, Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“MassDEP”) promulgated underground storage tank (UST) regulations on January 2, 2015 that replaced…
  • Dec 14

    A Turn of Events for Worcester’s Former County Courthouse

    A Turn of Events for Worcester’s Former County Courthouse
    The former Worcester County Courthouse at 2 Main Street was supposed to be converted into residential housing units and retail space after the City reached an agreement in March 2015 to sell it to Brady Sullivan Properties, LLC, a New…
  • Dec 8

    Trump’s Pruitt Pick for EPA Signals Greater Predictability in Environmental Rulemaking, Enforcement

    Trump’s Pruitt Pick for EPA Signals Greater Predictability in Environmental Rulemaking, Enforcement
    President-elect Donald Trump’s team announced yesterday his selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Pruitt pick is nearly as polarizing as the election itself. Pruitt…
Rank this Week: 2368

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Dec 22

    A Rise in the Tides for Water Infrastructure

    A Rise in the Tides for Water Infrastructure
    It’s been a productive time for advocates of water in the U.S. with President Obama signing into law the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN).  WIIN includes the Water Resources Development Act of 2016…
  • Dec 12

    Nossaman Infrastructure Practice Group Chair Named to Board of Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy

    Nossaman Infrastructure Practice Group Chair Named to Board of Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy
    Patrick Harder, Chair of Nossaman’s Infrastructure Practice Group, has been appointed to the advisory board of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP), an internationally regarded academic center dedicated to advancing…
  • Nov 2

    Kentucky Rolls Out its P3 Law in Lexington

    Kentucky Rolls Out its P3 Law in Lexington
    The National Council for Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently concluded on October 28 a very well-attended two day conference in Lexington, Kentucky on the Commonwealth’s new…
Rank this Week: 3824

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

Covers foreclosures and construction defects.

http://floridaconstructionlawgroup.com/fclg-blog/
  • Dec 20

    4 Ancillary Agreements Needed for Construction Loan

    4 Ancillary Agreements Needed for Construction Loan
    Getting a construction loan can be more complex than most other types of loans, even for construction companies. Financial institutions often require a lot of information and requirements because of the fact that their collateral is often not…
  • Nov 20

    How Mediation Works in the Context of Construction Dispute

    How Mediation Works in the Context of Construction Dispute
    Whether building a small home or a skyscraper, construction projects are always very complex. They involve multiple parties, including the architect, the construction company, sub-contractors, the customer, and many others. With all these…
  • Oct 20

    The Difference Between Performance and Payment Bond

    The Difference Between Performance and Payment Bond
    When beginning most types of construction projects, it is a good idea (if not a requirement) to have assurances in place that the job will be completed properly, and that everyone involved with the project will get paid properly. There are a…
Rank this Week: 1819

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

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

http://floridaconstructionlawgroup.com/fclg-blog/
  • Dec 20

    4 Ancillary Agreements Needed for Construction Loan

    4 Ancillary Agreements Needed for Construction Loan
    Getting a construction loan can be more complex than most other types of loans, even for construction companies. Financial institutions often require a lot of information and requirements because of the fact that their collateral is often not…
  • Nov 20

    How Mediation Works in the Context of Construction Dispute

    How Mediation Works in the Context of Construction Dispute
    Whether building a small home or a skyscraper, construction projects are always very complex. They involve multiple parties, including the architect, the construction company, sub-contractors, the customer, and many others. With all these…
  • Oct 20

    The Difference Between Performance and Payment Bond

    The Difference Between Performance and Payment Bond
    When beginning most types of construction projects, it is a good idea (if not a requirement) to have assurances in place that the job will be completed properly, and that everyone involved with the project will get paid properly. There are a…
Rank this Week: 1754

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Dec 9

    A New Way to Claim Damages Resulting from an Unfavorable CPARS Rating

    A New Way to Claim Damages Resulting from an Unfavorable CPARS Rating
    Government contractors know that an unfavorable performance review posted to the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (“CPARS”) can be extremely costly. Many negotiated solicitations include past performance as an…
  • Dec 6

    Proposed 2017 NDAA is a Mixed Bag for Government Contractor

    Proposed 2017 NDAA is a Mixed Bag for Government Contractor
    Last month, we reported that the Government Accountability Office’s (“GAO”) statutory authority to hear bid protests on civilian task orders exceeding $10 million had expired, leading to a parade of dismissed protests and…
  • Nov 23

    Court of Federal Claims Puts Corrective Action Under the Microscope

    Court of Federal Claims Puts Corrective Action Under the Microscope
    In a recently released bid protest decision that could spell trouble for federal agencies, the Court of Federal Claims rejected as unreasonable the Federal Highway Administration’s (“FHWA”) proposed corrective action in an…
Rank this Week: 1203

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
  • Dec 8

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)
    When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as…
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
Rank this Week: 4602

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law

By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)
    When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as…
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
Rank this Week: 2386

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/
  • Dec 8

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)
    When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as…
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
Rank this Week: 1727

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/
  • Nov 23

    Texas Court Gobble-Gobbles New Federal Overtime Rule

    Texas Court Gobble-Gobbles New Federal Overtime Rule
    On this Thanksgiving Eve, contractors and other employers can take a breathe and gobble down some extra turkey and pumpkin pie without worrying about the new increases in overtime rules. On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a Texas federal court…
  • Nov 10

    What A Trump Card Means In The Game of Construction and Development

    What A Trump Card Means In The Game of Construction and Development
    Like many of you, I stayed up late on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning to watch the 2016 election returns.  I dragged myself into the office after only a few hours of sleep and my phone was immediately ringing. Some clients. Some…
  • Oct 13

    What I Learned from My Kids About Delay Claim

    What I Learned from My Kids About Delay Claim
    This past week, I came to a complete mess in our backyard—it was littered with debris, trash, plates and utensils, and overturn patio furniture.  My instruction to the kids yesterday morning was stern: “Clean up this mess by…
Rank this Week: 3726

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/
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    Image courtesy of Finley Design and Sifen, Inc. On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage’s proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the…
  • Dec 8

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage's proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the company's first self-storage facility to the…
Rank this Week: 4908

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

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

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 5050

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/
  • Sep 21

    World’s tallest wood building constructed in Vancouver

    World’s tallest wood building constructed in Vancouver
    An exciting new 18 storey wood structure at UBC (my undergrad alma mater) has, apparently been completed. Click here to connect with an article and a few photos and click here to see a really cool time-lapse video of construction.
  • Jul 9

    Construction deficiencies at Guelph area gas station result in criminal charges against vendor

    Construction deficiencies at Guelph area gas station result in criminal charges against vendor
    It’s not too often that construction deficiencies result in criminal charges being laid but that seems to be what is happening with respect to a gas station North of Guelph, Ontario, CTV News Kitchener reports. Typically, this sort of…
  • Jun 5

    Lien legislation under review in both B.C. and Ontario

    Lien legislation under review in both B.C. and Ontario
    Ontario’s Construction Lien Act is under review and I was recently asked (and agreed) to participate in the process. However, I didn’t know, and just read in “B.C. Builders Lien Act reform getting underway” by Russell…
Rank this Week: 3689

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: 1112

Mo-Kan Construction Law Blog

Mo-Kan Construction Law Blog

Shares experiences and lessons learned in the construction trenches on retainage, surety bonds, indemnity issues, mechanic’s liens, payment conditions, terminations, and delays. By Lee Brumitt of Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C.

https://mokanconstructionlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 8

    Challenging Public Bid Awards in Missouri Just Got Easier, Depending on Your Perspective

    Challenging Public Bid Awards in Missouri Just Got Easier, Depending on Your Perspective
    As reported in this blog in October, 2015 in the post “The Making of a Supreme Court Case,” we predicted that the Missouri Supreme Court would take the case of Byrne and Jones Enterprises, Inc. v. Monroe City R-1 School ……
  • Apr 19

    Article Published on Controlled Insurance Programs or “Wrap Ups.”

    Article Published on Controlled Insurance Programs or “Wrap Ups.”
    Large construction projects can benefit from a Controlled Insurance Program (CIP), also known as a “Wrap Up.” In this arrangement, a single party, either the owner (OCIP) or the general contractor (CCIP), acquires…
  • Oct 14

    Attorneys’ Fees – Having Your Cake and Eating it Too

    Attorneys’ Fees – Having Your Cake and Eating it Too
    Clients frequently ask about getting attorneys’ fees from their adversaries in a construction dispute. I certainly understand the economics behind the question. Resolving construction disputes in any forum – mediation,…
Rank this Week: 2272

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

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

http://constructionlawnc.com
  • Aug 5

    Can You Change the Scope of Work? Not in a bidding situation! (reader comment)

    Can You Change the Scope of Work? Not in a bidding situation! (reader comment)
    Setting the Right Expectations for Owner Clients is a must, as I recently wrote in my post discussing Scope of Work clauses. According to construction consultant Tony Frisby,* scope of work issues are more important than general…
  • Aug 2

    Orders of Precedence in Construction Contracts, and the conflict between architects and contractor

    Orders of Precedence in Construction Contracts, and the conflict between architects and contractor
    A few years back, we discussed the Orders of Precedence clause in Construction Contracts.  I wrote a post talking about how having such a clause in a contract can help the parties navigate in the grey areas where specifications and…
  • Jul 29

    Anatomy of a Construction Errors & Omissions Lawsuit (law note)

    Anatomy of a Construction Errors & Omissions Lawsuit (law note)
    As regular readers here know, my aim is to keep you out of court.  However, when that is not possible, it is important that you understand the process and procedure for how you will get sued, what happens then, and when there might…
Rank this Week: 4516

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/
Rank this Week: 3480

Texas Construction Law Blog

Texas Construction Law Blog

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    How to Circumvent “No Damages for Delay” Clause

    How to Circumvent “No Damages for Delay” Clause
    Most commercial construction contracts contain a “No Damage For Delay” Clause and most contractors mistakenly believe they are Kings X for any potential claims related to delay caused by an owner or original contractor. While…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1992

Perkins & Anctil blog

Perkins & Anctil blog

Covers mortgages, condominium law, conveyancing, bankruptcy, employment law, construction law, debt collection and other related subjects.

http://www.perkinslawpc.com/blog/
  • Jun 7

    Non-Compete Agreements Come Under Scrutiny

    Non-Compete Agreements Come Under Scrutiny
    Employees who sign non-compete agreements with their employers in Massachusetts can be involuntarily let go from the company and still prevented from working until the term of the agreement has expired.  This has been the long-standing…
  • Jun 3

    Senator Warren (D-MA) Leads the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation to Question FHFA’s Attack on Community Association

    Senator Warren (D-MA) Leads the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation to Question FHFA’s Attack on Community Association
    Attorney Charlie Perkins forwards the following update on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s action against community associations:   By Dawn Bauman (6/2/16) Led by Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA-D), the Massachusetts congressional…
  • May 31

    Attorney Kim Alley Completes the Run to Remember Half Marathon

    Attorney Kim Alley Completes the Run to Remember Half Marathon
    Event organizers intent on raising awareness for fallen first responders and law enforcement officers created 13.1 mile and 5 mile routes that began at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center and wound through downtown by Government Center, The…
Rank this Week: 2267

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: 2524

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/
  • May 31

    Your Forum Selection Clause Might Not Be As Strong As You Think It I

    Your Forum Selection Clause Might Not Be As Strong As You Think It I
    Last week, I blogged about the Southeast Caissons, LLC v. Choate Construction Company case, in which the North Carolina Court of Appeals held that a general contractor could not enforce a forum selection clause in a subcontract that was…
  • May 23

    The Subcontract’s Unsigned, the Work is Complete and a Dispute Has Arisen — Now What?

    The Subcontract’s Unsigned, the Work is Complete and a Dispute Has Arisen — Now What?
    In order for an agreement to constitute a valid contract that courts or arbitrators will enforce, both parties to the agreement must mutually assent to all of the terms of the deal.  The fancy Latin term for this mutuality requirement…
  • Jan 11

    Improving the Odds for a Jackpot Year for Your Commercial General Contracting Busine

    Improving the Odds for a Jackpot Year for Your Commercial General Contracting Busine
    Wednesday’s Powerball drawing promises the winner a $1.3 $1.5 billion (yes, that’s “billion” with a “b”) jackpot.  Unfortunately, your odds of picking the winning numbers are about 1 in 292 million, or…
Rank this Week: 3799

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: 1398

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/
Rank this Week: 4822

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Nov 6

    What the Miller Act Means For You

    What the Miller Act Means For You
    In the construction industry, we speak a lot about the filing of a mechanic’s lien. But what if you are working on a public project? In the event a government project goes sour, contractors and materials suppliers must turn to the…
  • Oct 6

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You
    If you are in the construction industry, understanding public bid law can help you be aware of the potential risks/rewards of your next public works project. Public projects can be lucrative, yet they also have many pitfalls that can damage…
  • Sep 10

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract
    If you’re about to sign a construction contract, you need to be aware of some important clauses that may and/or should be incorporate into your contract. Certain clauses are critical for any contract to effectively protect your rights…
Rank this Week: 4041

Home Contractor vs. Homeowner

Home Contractor vs. Homeowner

Covers construction disputes, contracts, mechanic's liens and more. By Andrea Goldman.

http://andreagoldmanlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    Why You Need a Lawyer to Review Your Home Improvement Contract

    Why You Need a Lawyer to Review Your Home Improvement Contract
    The economy is good.  Home improvement contractors are busy, and homeowners are finally undertaking those renovation projects that they postponed when times were bad.  You’ve done your research and found a great…
  • Sep 15

    What to Do When Subcontractors and Suppliers Ask the Owner for Payment

    What to Do When Subcontractors and Suppliers Ask the Owner for Payment
    When owners discover that their contractor has not paid subcontractors and suppliers, anxiety immediately sets in.  Contractors who are not adept at running their businesses end up with cash flow problems and operate on credit.  The…
  • Aug 15

    What to do When Your Contractor Doesn't Pay Subcontractors and Supplier

    What to do When Your Contractor Doesn't Pay Subcontractors and Supplier
    Recently I was contacted by some homeowners when their contractor told them that he had run into financial troubles and would not be completing their renovation work.  They quickly discovered that he had not paid numerous subcontractors…
Rank this Week: 1193

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1618

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/
Rank this Week: 110

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: 4946

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 882