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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: 317

The Builders Counsel Blog

The Builders Counsel Blog

Covers green building law, LEED legal topics, public contracting, liens & bonds & other progressive construction law topics. By Reiser Legal.

http://www.builderscounsel.com/
  • Apr 9

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause
      Here is a brief post that I published for ClaimKit, a surety data consultant, about a new Supreme Court case taking a look at forum selection clauses. Enjoy! Claim professionals have to be aware of the law. As part of your undying…
  • Feb 13

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One
      Every 2 months, I reemerge from my heavy workload to talk to you all on this blog. For years I was better at it; you could expect a post every two days. But at least I don’t appear as seldom as the GSA – the federal…
  • Dec 10

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4
      Wow, my Google Reader account was stuffed full of LEED today. Not that it’s incredibly strange to see LEED painted all over the news – because that could not be further than the truth – but for once it was a bounty of…
Rank this Week: 669

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 22

    Is the New USDA Organic Rule Dead on Arrival?

    Is the New USDA Organic Rule Dead on Arrival?
    On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a new list of rules governing the treatment of animals that are ultimately sold to consumers as organic food. It is suggested that these amendments to the existing organic…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 836

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: 920

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: 943

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: 988

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

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

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1088

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 19

    Miami-Dade County Commission Approves Incentive-Driven Workforce Housing Ordinance

    Miami-Dade County Commission Approves Incentive-Driven Workforce Housing Ordinance
    On December 20, 2016, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved an Ordinance proposed by Commissioner Barbara Jordan that provides incentives for builders to offer workforce housing units in new developments within the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1093

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 1105

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: 1116

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: 1209

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: 1217

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: 1225

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/
  • Jan 17

    New UAE Penal Law Allowing for the Imprisonment of Biased Arbitrators Leads to Widespread Concern and Uncertainty in International Arbitration Community

    New UAE Penal Law Allowing for the Imprisonment of Biased Arbitrators Leads to Widespread Concern and Uncertainty in International Arbitration Community
    By Michael P. Cotton, K&L Gates, Pittsburgh Through a recent amendment to Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code, any arbitrators, experts, or translators who issue biased decisions or opinions in UAE arbitration proceedings may now be subject…
  • Jan 9

    New FIDIC Yellow Book 2017: Major Change

    New FIDIC Yellow Book 2017: Major Change
    By Matthew E. Smith, Inga K. Hall, and Sarah A. Drinkwater, K&L Gates, London Introduction FIDIC has long been renowned for its flexible suite of standard forms of contract for use on international construction and engineering projects.…
  • Jan 5

    Drones in Construction: Legal Overview

    Drones in Construction: Legal Overview
    Chicago partner Gregory Andre recently presented the following legal overview regarding drones in the construction industry at a seminar sponsored by the Construction Owners Association of America. To view the presentation materials,…
Rank this Week: 1340

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

Follows the construction industry and related legal topics. By Womble Carlyle.

http://wombleconstruction.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Paradoxe

    Paradoxe
    For the past six months or so, I've been using ConsensusDOCS agreement forms wherever I can reasonably do so ---- meaning that I'm using them for projects on which there is not an owner or architect who insists on using AIA documents. I…
  • Jun 18

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota
    It will be interesting to see how quickly South Dakota begins using ConsensusDOCS for public contracts after the February 2009 legislation permitting the use of the "ConsensusDOCS 200 Standard Agreement and General Conditions Between Owner…
  • Mar 23

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 1384

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: 1446

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: 1451

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 19

    DCAA’s Practices Exposed, Providing Possible Leverage For Contractor

    DCAA’s Practices Exposed, Providing Possible Leverage For Contractor
    Yesterday, our colleagues James Gallagher, Kevin Slattum and Glenn Sweatt published their client alert discussing a recent and important decision issued by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) in Lockheed…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1524

Michigan Construction Law

Michigan Construction Law

Focuses on developments in Michigan construction law.

http://michiganconstructionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Michigan Legislature Renews Effort to Abolish Prevailing Wage

    Michigan Legislature Renews Effort to Abolish Prevailing Wage
    On January 18, 2017,  Senators Peter MacGregor, Dave Hildenbrand, and Arlan Meekhof, introduced S.B. 0003, which would repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage statute (PA 166 of 1965; MCL 408.551, et seq) in its entirety. The proposed…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1621

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 1640

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: 1883

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: 2029

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: 2076

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: 2139

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: 2257

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: 2268

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: 2293

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: 2296

Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

Covers the analysis and management of legal risks for entrepreneurs, small businesses, community associations (homeowners associations) and other non-profit organizations. By Linda E. Cummings.

http://msquire.wordpress.com
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face.  Indeed, the idea that…
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face. …
  • Oct 13

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
Rank this Week: 2413

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: 2471

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: 2604

Newfoundland and Labrador…

Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Law

Tracks construction law developments in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. By Adam Baker.

http://www.adambaker.net
  • Jul 5

    Mechanics’ Liens – Part I: What is a Mechanics’ Lien?

    Mechanics’ Liens – Part I: What is a Mechanics’ Lien?
    Modern usage of the word “mechanic” typically refers to the guy who fixes the engine in your truck. Prior to the rise of the automobile, though, the term was applied to any sort of skilled manual labourer, incuding carpenters and…
  • Jun 19

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS
    A new decision from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador revisits the classic issues of public bodies, cancelled tenders, privilege clauses, and allegations of bid shopping. In Provincial Fence Products Ltd. v Town of Conception Bay…
  • Sep 29

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It
    If you’re ever been a plaintiff or a defendant, you know that a lot of lawyer time can be spent outside the courtroom trying to get to a settlement. Settlement negotiations can go south for a lot of reasons, but there’s one great way to…
Rank this Week: 2669

Harrison Law Group Construction…

Harrison Law Group Construction Notes

Covers construction contracts, guarantees, warranties and workplace policies.

http://constructionlawnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Mike Pappas Featured in Building Baltimore Magazine

    Mike Pappas Featured in Building Baltimore Magazine
    Mike Pappas was featured in Building Baltimore Magazine's February 2009 Edition for his work with the ABC Joint Legislative Committee. Mike received a "Member of Distinction" Award in January 2009for his dedication and political action with…
  • Mar 26

    Mike Pappas in Video Interview by The Daily Record

    Mike Pappas in Video Interview by The Daily Record
    Mike Pappas was interviewed yesterday [March 25, 2009] at the Baltimore County Bar Association's Technology Expo, held at the Towson National Guard Armory from 11 am until 2 pm. Pappas, the chair of the Bar Association’s Technology…
  • Dec 3

    Employee Handbooks — Place and Purpose

    Employee Handbooks — Place and Purpose
    BY: Faith E. Harrison, EsquireOriginally Published In The HLG Constructor, September, 2008
Rank this Week: 2732

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: 2756

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: 2767

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

Covers green building and sustainability issues from a legal perspective. Edited by Will Pearce.

http://greenbuildinglawbrief.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland
    On January 27, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston proudly accepted the President's Award from the USGBC-MD. WINTERGREEN, The Maryland Chapter of the U.S.
  • Apr 1

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC
    Maryland limited liability companies that pride themselves on their commitment to environmental and social responsibility soon may be able to obtain legal recognition, separate from their less magnanimous competitors. If passed, Senate Bill…
  • Jun 30

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
Rank this Week: 2776

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: 2858

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: 3541

California Construction Law Update

California Construction Law Update

By Kring & Chung Attorneys LLP.

http://www.kcconstructionlawupdate.com/
  • Nov 2

    Using ASTM Standard E2128-12 to Defend Window Leak Claim

    Using ASTM Standard E2128-12 to Defend Window Leak Claim
    Consider two typical scenarios in construction defect litigation:
  • Oct 23

    The Pitfalls of Acting as an “Owner-Builder”

    The Pitfalls of Acting as an “Owner-Builder”
    With the economy improving, many homeowners are beginning to perform previously delayed construction projects. However, finances can still be a major issue, which is one reason why some elect to forego hiring a general contractor and instead…
  • Sep 20

    Homeowner Bill of Right

    Homeowner Bill of Right
    California homeowners and the California housing market received good news on July 11, 2012 when Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Homeowner Bill of Rights. Effective January 1, 2013, the new law extends homeowner protections…
Rank this Week: 3659

Construction Owners & Builders…

Construction Owners & Builders Law Blog

Covers construction claims and disputes, construction contracts, construction defects, insurance, intellectual property and surety bonds. By Robert Williamson.

http://www.constructionownerslawblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    Foundation Problems – Blame Global Warming or Your Contractor?

    Foundation Problems – Blame Global Warming or Your Contractor?
    “You love your home and then it turns on you,” The New York Times reports one homeowner said when he discovered the foundation of his home was cracking, crumbling and moving. Repairing unstable foundations costs homeowners around…
  • Mar 3

    How Some Homebuilders and Developers Comitted Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    How Some Homebuilders and Developers Comitted Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Some homebuilders and developers regrettably were involved in the massive mortgage fraud that helped trigger the present recession.    A  Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) White Paper (PDF) labels one…
  • Mar 2

    New Lead Paint Rules for Renovation of Homes Built Pre-1978

    New Lead Paint Rules for Renovation of Homes Built Pre-1978
    On April 21, new lead paint rules applicable to housing and certain child care schools and facilities built prior to 1978 go into effect.  Lead exposure can cause brain damage; exposure prior to age six is especially dangerous.
Rank this Week: 3747

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 22

    Florida Court rejects ADA claim based on website accessibility

    Florida Court rejects ADA claim based on website accessibility
    On January 17 the District Court for the Middle District of Florida flatly rejected an ADA claim based on a lack of website accessibility. The Court’s explanation was straightforward: “Regardless, Plaintiff may not claim a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4068

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: 4196

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: 4251

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: 4278

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

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

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Jan 19

    SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO CONSIDER THE COBLENTZ AGREEMENT

    SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO CONSIDER THE COBLENTZ AGREEMENT
      Since insurance, particularly liability insurance, is such an important component when it comes a construction project, understanding certain nuances such as a Coblentz Agreement (a what kind of agreement agreement?!?—keep…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4322