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Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Aug 24

    Alert: AAA Construction Industry Rules Update

    Alert: AAA Construction Industry Rules Update
    The American Arbitration Association has made some needed updates to their Construction Industry Arbitration and Mediation Rules, effective July 1, 2015.  Among the changes listed at their website are: A mediation step for all cases with…
  • Aug 21

    How Do You Get to the Five Year Mark? Some Practical Advice

    How Do You Get to the Five Year Mark? Some Practical Advice
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we would like to welcome back (again) Sean Lintow Sr. of SLS Construction & Building Solutions. Sean has over 20 years working directly in the trenches in the…
  • Aug 10

    When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?

    When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?
    I have discussed my views on mandatory mediation in construction contracts at other places here at Musings and also discussed how the contract is king here in Virginia.  A recent Charlottesville, Virginia Circuit Court case combined…
Rank this Week: 302

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/
  • Aug 31

    Illinois Amends Mechanic’s Lien Act to Permit Substitution of Mechanic’s Lien With Eligible Surety Bond

    Illinois Amends Mechanic’s Lien Act to Permit Substitution of Mechanic’s Lien With Eligible Surety Bond
    On July 29, 2015, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law House Bill 2635 to amend Illinois’ Mechanic’s Lien Act (Act) to permit the substitution of an “eligible surety bond,” as defined, for a…
  • Aug 30

    NPDES Permit Enforcement Premised on DMR

    NPDES Permit Enforcement Premised on DMR
    On August 27, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a Clean Water Act (CWA)  ruling affirming the decision of the lower court that STABL, Inc. the former owner and operator of a rendering plant in Lexington,…
  • Aug 29

    CAA Enforcement Proceeding Time-Barred

    CAA Enforcement Proceeding Time-Barred
    On August 21, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, presiding over a Clean Air Act (CAA) enforcement proceeding, granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss several alleged violations of the CAA on the basis…
Rank this Week: 3810

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/
Rank this Week: 3919

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Aug 31

    Relax About the Impact of the NLRB’s Browning Ferris Decision on the Construction Industry

    Relax About the Impact of the NLRB’s Browning Ferris Decision on the Construction Industry
    Before publishing this post, I confirmed that my clients were indeed still in business and planned on business as usual this week.  Despite doomsday like proclamations, Thursday’s NLRB decision in Browning Ferris Industries, which…
  • Aug 25

    NLRB Denies Union’s Alter Ego Claim

    NLRB Denies Union’s Alter Ego Claim
    In a rare blow to Big Labor, on August 17, 2015, the NLRB affirmed an ALJ’s denial of a claim that a non-union electrical contractor was the alter ego of a closed union firm. In Deer Creek Electric, Inc. and Black Hills Electric, Inc.,…
  • Aug 13

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Consider Significant Payment Act Case

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Consider Significant Payment Act Case
    On July 28, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to consider an appeal from a Superior Court opinion involving the Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act.  To call the case significant is  an understatement…
Rank this Week: 3742

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 31

    Rand Paul Attacks Trump Eminent Domain Use

    Rand Paul Attacks Trump Eminent Domain Use
    Kentucky Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul has added eminent domain as an area to attack Donald Trump. For example, Paul raised this issue at an appearance in Idaho and a call with Alaska reporters. Paul called Trump a “fake…
  • Aug 30

    Appraisal Institute Adopts Valuers Code of Professional Ethic

    Appraisal Institute Adopts Valuers Code of Professional Ethic
    The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors at its July 30-31 meeting in Dallas adopted the proposed Valuers Code of Professional Ethics as a model code and approved making the VCPE available for use by non-AI professionals as a companion…
  • Aug 29

    Trump Criticized Over Eminent Domain Use

    Trump Criticized Over Eminent Domain Use
    There have been a number of articles written recently regarding presidential candidate Donald Trump’s use of eminent domain to acquire properties.  For example, the Boston Globe published an article on 8/25 titled…
Rank this Week: 1361

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/
  • Aug 30

    What one change would you make to LEED to encourage green building?

    What one change would you make to LEED to encourage green building?
    In recent days, I asked the question, “what one change would you make to LEED to encourage green building?” to four score and seven people familiar with green building. This was a highly unscientific poll that is not…
  • Aug 23

    Court Blows Away Permits for Wind Turbine Eagle Kill

    Court Blows Away Permits for Wind Turbine Eagle Kill
    On August 11, a federal court set aside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule allowing 30 year permits to “take” bald and golden eagles. In an industry born from tax credits and government energy policies an interruption of one…
  • Aug 14

    Climate Change Disclosures by Public Companie

    Climate Change Disclosures by Public Companie
    In recent weeks this law firm has received more inquiries than at any time in recent years about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s disclosure requirements for public companies as they apply to climate change matters. Possibly the…
Rank this Week: 874

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: 1712

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
  • Aug 27

    Local Zoning Code Trumps Statutory Scheme for Collective Cannabis Garden

    Local Zoning Code Trumps Statutory Scheme for Collective Cannabis Garden
    In a recent case, the Washington State Supreme Court examined the question of whether a city or town’s zoning regulations can take precedence over activities that are permitted under state law.  The issue arose from the City of…
  • Aug 20

    Federal Procurement Update

    Federal Procurement Update
    There were a few developments this month in the federal government procurement arena that are likely of interest to our readers: 1. Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council Proposes to Curb Bid Shopping and Protect Subcontractor…
  • Aug 12

    Gov. Inslee Flashes his Cards as to Defenses Against Tunnel Contractor

    Gov. Inslee Flashes his Cards as to Defenses Against Tunnel Contractor
    The Alaskan Way Tunnel Project remains front and center in the news.  Hardly a day goes by when we are not bombarded with an article about the status of the tunnel project.  As it sits now, tunneling is to resume in November of…
Rank this Week: 1107

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Aug 27

    P3 Turns the Lights On in Detroit, Michigan

    P3 Turns the Lights On in Detroit, Michigan
    The first freeway lighting system public-private-partnership (P3) in the U.S. closed on August 24, 2015, with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Freeway Lighting Partners, LLC, (FLP) reaching simultaneous commercial and…
  • Aug 27

    TxDOT Shortlists Five Proposer Teams for the SH 249 Extension Project

    TxDOT Shortlists Five Proposer Teams for the SH 249 Extension Project
    Three months after the May 15, 2015 issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), the SH 249 Extension Project is another step closer to development.  The RFQ solicited qualifications from teams interested in entering into a…
  • Aug 25

    Gold Line Foothill Extension to Open in Spring 2016

    Gold Line Foothill Extension to Open in Spring 2016
    At the dedication celebration for the Gold Line’s Arcadia Station last weekend, Phil Washington, the CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said he expects passenger service on the Gold Line to begin next…
Rank this Week: 3736

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/
  • Aug 27

    Good Faith in the Middle East

    Good Faith in the Middle East
    By Darran J. Jenkins, K&L Gates, Doha The concept of good faith as applicable in the Civil law jurisdictions of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) is one that may be unfamiliar to lawyers from a common law background…
  • Aug 20

    FIDIC Update: Further clarity provided by Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v HM Attorney General for Gibraltar

    FIDIC Update: Further clarity provided by Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v HM Attorney General for Gibraltar
    By Mike R. Stewart and Mary E. Lindsay, K&L Gates, London We wrote recently on the case of Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v Her Majesty’s Attorney General for Gibraltar [2014] EWHC 1028 (TCC).  The case provided welcome clarity on the…
  • Jul 23

    State v. Perini: New Jersey Supreme Court Has Its Say on Statute of Repose

    State v. Perini: New Jersey Supreme Court Has Its Say on Statute of Repose
    By Denise N. Yasinow, Christopher A. Barbarisi, and Loly G. Tor, K&L Gates, Newark Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court shed some new light on an old question impacting construction claims, i.e., when does the statute of repose…
Rank this Week: 1362

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: 2424

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

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

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Aug 25

    THE (j)(5) and (j)(6) DAMAGE TO PROPERTY EXCLUSIONS IN CGL POLICY

    THE (j)(5) and (j)(6) DAMAGE TO PROPERTY EXCLUSIONS IN CGL POLICY
    The case of Essex Ins. Co. v. Kart Const., Inc., 2015 WL 4730540 (M.D.Fla. 2015) is an insurance coverage dispute.  In this case, a fire started after a contractor’s welding operations to the metal exterior of a tower that damaged…
  • Aug 21

    REFERRAL SOURCES CAN CONSTITUTE LEGITIMATE BUSINESS INTEREST TO SUPPORT NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT

    REFERRAL SOURCES CAN CONSTITUTE LEGITIMATE BUSINESS INTEREST TO SUPPORT NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT
    I previously discussed the validity of non-compete agreements as well as tips for drafting such agreements.   Recently, in Infinity Home Care, L.L.C. v. Amedisys Holding, LLC, 40 Fla.L.Weekly D1929a (Fla. 4th DCA 2015), the Fourth…
  • Aug 15

    GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS

    GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS
    Ever hear the expression, “there are many ways to skin a cat?”  Of course you have!  Well, this expression can apply to construction as there are many ways to build a project to accomplish the same objective–to…
Rank this Week: 1977

Construction & Transition…

Construction & Transition Litigation Law Blog

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

http://www.constructionlitigationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2491

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
  • Aug 25

    Legal and Ethical Duties on a Construction Project

    Legal and Ethical Duties on a Construction Project
    Natural and man-made disasters have a way of exposing all manner of shoddy work and poor design. Whether it is tornadoes in the midwest, frightening hurricanes in the southeast, tsunamis in the Pacific – all have revealed not only…
  • Aug 18

    3 Parts of Every Construction Settlement

    3 Parts of Every Construction Settlement
    Everyone knows that to make a settlement stick, you need to get it in writing and get it signed. But there are 3 parts of every construction settlement that need to also be addressed if that settlement is to have the effect of timely…
  • Aug 11

    Insurance Coverage on 558 Notice

    Insurance Coverage on 558 Notice
    Dealing with 558 notices has become a way of life for everyone in the business of construction. And most times, contractors have been able to look to their insurance carriers to cover the costs associated with this time consuming…
Rank this Week: 1541

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Aug 24

    Guest Blog: 5 Ways Construction Will Change In The Next 50 Year

    Guest Blog: 5 Ways Construction Will Change In The Next 50 Year
    The construction industry has a bright future. In the next 50 years, there will be more jobs and new techniques that suit people who have specific preferences at construction sites. The post Guest Blog: 5 Ways Construction Will Change In The…
  • Jul 29

    Guest Blog: Choosing a Crane Hire Company

    Guest Blog: Choosing a Crane Hire Company
    Crane hire companies are companies that offer the lease of cranes as their main service. This service realizes tons of benefits for the customer like customizable lease periods, adherence to construction legislation and the like. The post…
  • Apr 15

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond
    There are many myths about construction bonds. Common misconceptions range from the idea that surety bonds are unaffordable to questioning whether they are necessary at all. For the sake of clarity, let’s bust a few of those myths, so…
Rank this Week: 4307

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/
  • Aug 21

    ATTN: Federal Contractors, Beware of Harassment and Discrimination on Construction Site

    ATTN: Federal Contractors, Beware of Harassment and Discrimination on Construction Site
    “Did you hear the one about . . . ?”  Of course you have.  We have all heard the racial and discriminatory jokes at the work place.  If you are a federal contractor, you should be aware of Executive Order 11246. In…
  • Aug 20

    Tony Piazza and Eric Green: Ask The Experts Any Mediation Question!

    Tony Piazza and Eric Green: Ask The Experts Any Mediation Question!
    When it comes to identifying the best mediators in the country, Tony Piazza and Eric Green are at the top of the list.  And, on October 8, 2015, they will be sharing the stage in Austin, Texas for the Construction ADR…
  • Aug 7

    Have You Served As A Construction Arbitrator? Click Here!

    Have You Served As A Construction Arbitrator? Click Here!
    As you may know, I am the Co-Chair of the upcoming Construction ADR Summit (pdf) sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law to be held on October 8-9, 2015 in Austin, Texas.   As part of that…
Rank this Week: 3616

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/
  • Aug 20

    The Complex Web of Insurance Coverage And Construction Losse

    The Complex Web of Insurance Coverage And Construction Losse
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently issued a decision that sheds light on the interplay between multiple insurance policies allegedly covering the same construction project.  The project was a renovation of a second floor bathroom…
  • Jun 29

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission
    In a blow to the Obama Administration’s efforts to phase out coal-fired power plants and encourage energy production from renewable resources, the United States Supreme Court has thrown out the Environmental Protection Agency’s…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar
    On July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law takes effect.  As many of you are aware, the Attorney General’s Office has been busy hosting public hearings concerning their proposed regulations related to the Earned Sick…
Rank this Week: 2610

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
  • Aug 20

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student
    As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb serves as adjunct faculty at Thomas University where he has taught Leadership, Management,Economics and most recently Construction Law to upper level students and MBA candidates. He enjoys teaching,…
  • Jul 20

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that construction attorneys Mark Cobb and Christopher Thurman will be presenting at an upcoming seminar on Georgia construction law. The course is organized by The Seminar Group and is called…
  • Jul 1

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
Rank this Week: 4840

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/
  • Aug 20

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student
    As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb serves as adjunct faculty at Thomas University where he has taught Leadership, Management,Economics and most recently Construction Law to upper level students and MBA candidates. He enjoys teaching,…
  • Jul 20

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that construction attorneys Mark Cobb and Christopher Thurman will be presenting at an upcoming seminar on Georgia construction law. The course is organized by The Seminar Group and is called…
  • Jul 1

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
Rank this Week: 1883

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law

By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student
    As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb serves as adjunct faculty at Thomas University where he has taught Leadership, Management,Economics and most recently Construction Law to upper level students and MBA candidates. He enjoys teaching,…
  • Jul 20

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that construction attorneys Mark Cobb and Christopher Thurman will be presenting at an upcoming seminar on Georgia construction law. The course is organized by The Seminar Group and is called…
  • Jul 1

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
Rank this Week: 2554

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

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

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

    Understanding Construction Lien Claim

    Understanding Construction Lien Claim
    If you are a Florida contractor or you utilize contractors in your construction projects, then it is essential that you understand Florida Statute 713. This statute lays out Florida state law with regard to liens, and more specifically for…
  • Aug 5

    Determine Owner Caused Delay Damage

    Determine Owner Caused Delay Damage
    When contractors encounter owner-caused delay, they are typically entitled to recover both time and damages. While direct delay damages like increased equipment costs, incresed labor costs and material escalation costs are fairly easily…
  • Aug 5

    Unlicensed contracting is a crime in Florida; Homeowners are Entitled to Civil Remedies Under Fla. Stat. Sect. 768.0425

    Unlicensed contracting is a crime in Florida; Homeowners are Entitled to Civil Remedies Under Fla. Stat. Sect. 768.0425
    Unlicensed contracting is a crime in Florida. Section 768.0425 provides that a consumer (typically a homeowner) harmed by an unlicensed contractor is entitled to treble damages and attorney’s fees. In Home Construction Management,…
Rank this Week: 1876

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

Covers foreclosures and construction defects.

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

    Understanding Construction Lien Claim

    Understanding Construction Lien Claim
    If you are a Florida contractor or you utilize contractors in your construction projects, then it is essential that you understand Florida Statute 713. This statute lays out Florida state law with regard to liens, and more specifically for…
  • Aug 5

    Determine Owner Caused Delay Damage

    Determine Owner Caused Delay Damage
    When contractors encounter owner-caused delay, they are typically entitled to recover both time and damages. While direct delay damages like increased equipment costs, incresed labor costs and material escalation costs are fairly easily…
  • Aug 5

    Unlicensed contracting is a crime in Florida; Homeowners are Entitled to Civil Remedies Under Fla. Stat. Sect. 768.0425

    Unlicensed contracting is a crime in Florida; Homeowners are Entitled to Civil Remedies Under Fla. Stat. Sect. 768.0425
    Unlicensed contracting is a crime in Florida. Section 768.0425 provides that a consumer (typically a homeowner) harmed by an unlicensed contractor is entitled to treble damages and attorney’s fees. In Home Construction Management,…
Rank this Week: 1755

Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Aug 20

    What's the controversy surrounding Florida's new building codes?

    What's the controversy surrounding Florida's new building codes?
    As thrilling as the decision to build a home or undertake an extensive remodel can be, it's important to understand that the process itself can sometimes be fraught with indecision and even some frustration. Regarding the former, you may…
  • Aug 13

    What is a mechanic's lien and what does it do?

    What is a mechanic's lien and what does it do?
    When it comes to navigating the law, most people find the construction of most statutes to be confusing to say the least, oftentimes using lengthy and complex sentence structures that contain equally complex and confusing words. Not wanting…
  • Jul 24

    Why dedicated representation matters in construction contract

    Why dedicated representation matters in construction contract
    Every day, hundreds of construction contracts are inked across the nation, including right here in Florida. While many of the parties involved in these contracts -- developers, owners, suppliers, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties,…
Rank this Week: 2418

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 19

    5 Amazing Ancient Engineering Feats (infographic)

    5 Amazing Ancient Engineering Feats (infographic)
    I was cruisin’ around the ‘Net recently and came across this fun info graphic listing their “Top” 5 Ancient Engineering Feats. What say you? Agree? Disagree? Anything they left out that they shouldn’t have? Share…
  • Jul 20

    3 Unusual Signs that You Will *NOT* be Sued (tip)

    3 Unusual Signs that You Will *NOT* be Sued (tip)
    So often, lawyers are the bearers of bad news.  What will get you sued.  Signs a lawsuit is coming.  What you can’t say (even though you’d really like to say it!).  What “wouldn’t be…
  • Jul 13

    Please pardon our dust…. (blog update in progress; back to your construction law posts shortly!)

    Please pardon our dust…. (blog update in progress; back to your construction law posts shortly!)
      Readers: Pardon for the interruption you may have gotten today in your RSS feed.  I’ve been working on some behind-the-scenes housekeeping matters, and inadvertently published a not-ready-for-prime-time post.  Please…
Rank this Week: 4962

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Aug 17

    Who Is Entitled To The Holdback Funds: The Contractor’s Trustee In Bankruptcy Or The Payment Bond Surety?

    Who Is Entitled To The Holdback Funds: The Contractor’s Trustee In Bankruptcy Or The Payment Bond Surety?
    When a contractor goes bankrupt and the bonding company pays the subcontractors, who is entitled to the holdback funds in the owner’s hands: the contractor’s trustee in bankruptcy or the bonding company? In Iona Contractors Ltd.…
  • Jul 12

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?
    The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Creston Moly Corp. v. Sattva Capital Corp., 2014 SCC 53 (Sattva) is a seminal decision in the review of arbitral awards. That decision apparently set a wide net of protection around…
  • Jun 23

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?
    Building projects often give rise to heated discussions. When a change order is made in that sort of situation, can one party later say that the change order was made under duress or coercion? The Newfoundland Court of Appeal said Yes in the…
Rank this Week: 3180

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

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

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
  • Aug 14

    Mr. David McLain to speak at the 2015 Claims College – School of Construction.

    Mr. David McLain to speak at the 2015 Claims College – School of Construction.
    David M. McLain, Attorney, Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC will be speaking at the CLM 2015 School of Construction.  The 2015 Claims College will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 9-12. Each school is…
  • Aug 12

    Commerce City Enacts Reform to Increase For-Sale Multifamily Housing.

    Commerce City Enacts Reform to Increase For-Sale Multifamily Housing.
    Many cities in Denver’s metropolitan areas are experiencing tremendous growth. For more than a year, Colorado has been reported to be in a building boom. However even with the noticeable expansion, some areas still suffer from a lack of…
  • Jul 2

    The Vallagio HOA Appeals the Decision from the Colorado Court of Appeals.

    The Vallagio HOA Appeals the Decision from the Colorado Court of Appeals.
    As highlighted in our most recent post, the Colorado Court of Appeals’ Vallagio decision upheld a declaration provision that prohibited the amendment of a mandatory arbitration clause without the consent of the…
Rank this Week: 4469

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: 4605

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: 623

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Aug 4

    Legal Landscape: Big Changes to Prevent Discrimination, Fraud and Non-Compliance

    Legal Landscape: Big Changes to Prevent Discrimination, Fraud and Non-Compliance
    Welcome to Onvia’s second edition of Legal Landscape, a series designed to provide government contractors with a quick, but thorough, summary of important legal developments and regulations in government contracting, as well as a…
  • May 29

    E-Discovery- Bring Back the Boxe

    E-Discovery- Bring Back the Boxe
    It is not uncommon, in the litigation of a federal construction claim, for the Government to produce gigabytes of electronic data, amounting to thousands and thousands of documents, in response to a motion for the production of…
  • Apr 27

    Difficulty in Obtaining the Approval of an Individual Surety

    Difficulty in Obtaining the Approval of an Individual Surety
    In a recent decision issued by the United States Court of Federal Claims, Anthem Builders, Inc. v. United States,  April 6, 2015, WL 1546437, the Court considered a protest involving the proposed use of an individual surety to furnish…
Rank this Week: 546

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/
  • Jul 29

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community
    Cannabis has long been one of Oregon’s most valuable crops. The estimated annual value of Oregon cannabis approaches $1 billion, which is more than traditional Oregon crops such as cattle ($833 million), nursery crops ($515 million),…
  • Feb 3

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is administratively implementing President Obama’s recommendation that certain lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska be designated as wilderness.  FWS…
  • Nov 17

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit
    Last week Washington’s Court of Appeals decided Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland (Div. I, August 25, 2014), which addressed whether the filing of an application for a shoreline substantial development permit, without…
Rank this Week: 1308

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/
  • Jul 28

    New Spanish Language Blog Captures Essence of “New Miami”

    New Spanish Language Blog Captures Essence of “New Miami”
    Bilzin Sumberg has launched Nuevo Miami, a Spanish language publication of the New Miami blog. Nuevo Miami focuses on sharing ground-level insights about the gateway city’s continually growing opportunities for foreign investors and…
  • Jul 20

    Hostel Takeover: Part One

    Hostel Takeover: Part One
    On our New Miami blog we often talk about Miami’s role as a trendsetting market for the hospitality industry. Over the last few years, Miami has been a popular launching point for luxury brands, such as The Thompson Miami Beach, Ian…
  • Jul 14

    Miami-Dade County Proposed Budget Confirms Dedication To P3

    Miami-Dade County Proposed Budget Confirms Dedication To P3
    Last week Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez introduced the County’s FY 2015-16 Proposed Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan. A review of the budget’s line items confirms the County’s dedication to the use of…
Rank this Week: 3497

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: 3322

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: 433

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: 3669

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/
Rank this Week: 3574

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: 1800

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/
Rank this Week: 3683

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong
       Two realities dominate the world of ADA compliance and defense. First, the ADA is a no-fault statute: good intentions don’t matter and innocence is no defense. Second, even when barrier removal is impossible, a business…
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
Rank this Week: 2358

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: 4868

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: 1528

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: 3786

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 4177

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: 4588

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

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

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/wordpress/
Rank this Week: 1454

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 25

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond
    Downtown LA is getting another economic boost and a historic landmark is getting a new owner, as the consolidation of AEG’s Los Angeles office moves into the Desmond warehouse building just a few blocks away from LA Live. “By…
Rank this Week: 2887