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Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Aug 14

    Talking Mediation at AEC Forensic

    Talking Mediation at AEC Forensic
    Thank you to my friend and relatively frequent guest poster here at Construction Law Musings, Brian Hill (@aecforensics) for letting me invade his great blog on risk management and best construction practices, AECforensics.com, and talk about…
  • Aug 10

    With VA Mechanic’s Liens Sometimes “Substantial Compliance” is Enough (but don’t count on it)

    With VA Mechanic’s Liens Sometimes “Substantial Compliance” is Enough (but don’t count on it)
    Virginia mechanic’s liens are a powerful and tricky beast that in most cases require absolute precision in their preparation.  However, an interesting opinion recently came out of the Virginia Supreme Court that may provide a bit…
  • Aug 2

    Be Sure to Dot All of the “I’s” and Cross the “T’s” in Virginia

    Be Sure to Dot All of the “I’s” and Cross the “T’s” in Virginia
    As a construction company from outside of Virginia that wants to work here in the Commonwealth, there are numerous “hoops” that you need to jump through to be able to perform work and most importantly get paid.  Among these…
Rank this Week: 335

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: 522

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 801

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Aug 21

    Shoot the messenger! Agent liability under the Fair Housing Act

    Shoot the messenger! Agent liability under the Fair Housing Act
    A brand new decision from Northern California, Hintz v. Chase, 17-CV-02198-JCS, 2017 WL 3421979 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 9, 2017) reminds both property owners and sales or leasing agents that no one can escape responsibility for making the…
  • Aug 17

    Animal Accommodations under the FHA – Get it right the first time.

    Animal Accommodations under the FHA – Get it right the first time.
    A decision from the Western District of Texas should remind landlords that the world of FHA litigation is unforgiving and expensive, so the best thing is to get it right the first time. Reading it has prompted us to re-offer our webinar on…
  • Aug 6

    ADA and the Internet Update – DOJ sends its regulations to Hanger 51

    ADA and the Internet Update – DOJ sends its regulations to Hanger 51
    DOJ’s recent decision to put regulations concerning the internet and the ADA on indefinite hold has important implications for business, but not all of them are good.* It seems likely this move was prompted by executive orders from…
Rank this Week: 1052

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 18

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Denial of Charitable Tax Deduction For Conservation Easement

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Denial of Charitable Tax Deduction For Conservation Easement
    On August 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided the case of BC Ranch II, LP, et al., v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, which involved charitable tax deductions based on the creation of conservation easements. After…
  • Aug 17

    Office of Planning and Research Releases Updated General Plan Guideline

    Office of Planning and Research Releases Updated General Plan Guideline
    On August 2, 2017, the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (“OPR”) released its first update to the General Plan Guidelines (the “Guidelines”) since 2003. The Guidelines provide guidance to…
  • Aug 11

    Texas’ 2017 Environmental Legislation Summary

    Texas’ 2017 Environmental Legislation Summary
    The Texas Legislature meets every two years, and, as befits a large state with varied interest and concerns, typically enacts hundreds of new laws during these sessions. The 85th Regular Session of the Legislature has concluded, and over 1000…
Rank this Week: 1029

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 15

    Is It True: My Lien Can Be Discharged in 20 Days?

    Is It True: My Lien Can Be Discharged in 20 Days?
    Many Florida contractors do not know that a statute exists which, if properly exercised, could have their liens canceled. That’s right – canceled. Florida Statute §713.21(4) provides that a lien properly perfected under…
  • Aug 8

    When is a Contract Completed?

    When is a Contract Completed?
    “Am I done with this job” is a question often asked by contractors and design professionals upon completing their work. Well, until just recently, this was not an easy question to answer. First, there are those periods of…
  • Aug 1

    The Indemnification Dance – Everyone is Doing It

    The Indemnification Dance – Everyone is Doing It
    Indemnity clauses are normally applied at all responsibility levels. The contractor is generally required to indemnify the owner and the subcontractor is then expected to indemnify the contractor and usually the owner. A typical clause looks…
Rank this Week: 1351

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Feds Considering Rule Increasing Floor For Commercial Property Appraisal

    Feds Considering Rule Increasing Floor For Commercial Property Appraisal
    Federal agencies are considering raising the threshold for commercial real estate transactions requiring an appraisal from the current level of $250,000 to $400,000. The agencies including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal…
  • Jul 26

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”
      New Jersey has adopted a “property taxpayer bill of rights” seeking to assist property owners with the real estate assessment process. New Jersey has one of the nation’s highest property taxes. Bill A-4007 requires…
  • Jul 20

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue
    The Utah legislature is considering policy changes regarding the acquisition of land for new charter schools and further expansions of existing schools. Specifically, there currently is uncertainty as to the eminent domain powers of charter…
Rank this Week: 1350

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/
  • Jul 11

    Home Warranties: Contractor and Owner Beware

    Home Warranties: Contractor and Owner Beware
    Many new home purchases in Florida include some sort of home warranty agreement.  Home warranties in Florida are governed by Chapter 634 of the Florida Statutes.  As is usually the case, the “devil is in the details” in…
  • Jun 18

    Pay When Paid Provisions in Construction Contract

    Pay When Paid Provisions in Construction Contract
    By: Christopher M. Cobb, Esq. A “pay when paid” or “pay if paid” provision is often used in general contracts to shift the risk of payment by the owner to the subcontractors.  They are sometimes referred to as…
  • May 4

    Construction Defect Statute of Repose: Post-Closing Punch-list Work May Delay Its Start

    Construction Defect Statute of Repose: Post-Closing Punch-list Work May Delay Its Start
    By: Austin B. Calhoun, Esq. Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals is shaking up the construction defect statute of repose once again.[1]  A recent 5th DCA opinion implies that the 10-year construction defect statute of repose…
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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: 1062

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

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

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Aug 18

    ILLUSORY INSURANCE COVERAGE: REAL OR UNREAL?

    ILLUSORY INSURANCE COVERAGE: REAL OR UNREAL?
    In insurance coverage declaratory relief actions, there are times an insured will argue that the insurance policy coverage is illusory.  Typically, an insured will raise this illusory argument if its insurer is denying coverage based on…
  • Aug 12

    THE RELEVANCE AND REASONABLENESS OF DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

    THE RELEVANCE AND REASONABLENESS OF DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
    Destructive testing is a routine investigatory procedure in construction defect disputes.   The destructive testing is necessary to determine liability (causation), the extent of damage, and the repair protocol. …
  • Aug 6

    OWNERS SHOULD SERVE REQUEST FOR SWORN STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT ON LIENOR

    OWNERS SHOULD SERVE REQUEST FOR SWORN STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT ON LIENOR
    When an owner receives a construction lien, an owner should serve the lienor with a Request for Sworn Statement of Account.    The Request for Sworn Statement is authorized by Florida Statute s. 713.16(2) and should be in the…
Rank this Week: 1888

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

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

    Denver City Council Approves Great Hall Project Development Agreement

    Denver City Council Approves Great Hall Project Development Agreement
    In the early hours of August 15, 2017, the Denver City Council approved a $1.8 billion development agreement between the City and County of Denver’s Department of Aviation and Denver Great Hall, LLC, a consortium led by Madrid-based…
  • Aug 4

    FTA Proposes New Rule to Encourage P3

    FTA Proposes New Rule to Encourage P3
    As part of an effort to facilitate the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) in public transportation capital projects, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued on Monday a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that aims to…
  • Aug 1

    LAWA’s APM Makes Track

    LAWA’s APM Makes Track
    Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) released the Final Request for Proposals (Final RFP) for the procurement of the elevated 2.25-mile Automated People Mover train (APM) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on July 28, 2017. The Final RFP…
Rank this Week: 1577

von Briesen Legal News

von Briesen Legal News

By von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

http://www.vonbriesen.com/legal-news
  • Aug 15

    New Partnership Tax Audit Rules Coming

    New Partnership Tax Audit Rules Coming
    Significant changes to the way entities taxed as partnerships are audited by the Internal Revenue Service, and to the way any resulting tax is collected, will become effective January 1, 2018. The new rules will affect most businesses…
  • Aug 14

    To Disclose or Not To Disclose, That is the Question

    To Disclose or Not To Disclose, That is the Question
    Health care providers and suppliers face a dilemma when they identify that potentially problematic claims have been submitted to a federal health care program. To disclose or not to disclose, that is the question. Balancing legal disclosure…
  • Aug 13

    Is Your Proportionate Share A "Fair Share"?

    Is Your Proportionate Share A "Fair Share"?
    Retail leases are typically net leases - requiring the tenant to pay as additional rent a share of the landlord's operating expenses. The allocation of operating expenses to be paid by a tenant under a net lease is generally determined by…
Rank this Week: 1388

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/
  • Aug 7

    P3s for Social Impact

    P3s for Social Impact
    Government agencies at all levels are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships (P3s) for the delivery of new public infrastructure.  However, the discussion often focuses exclusively on transportation infrastructure,…
  • Jul 21

    Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permit

    Additional Opportunity to Extend Development Orders & Building Permit
    Governor Scott recently expanded the previously declared State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus, allowing holders of permits and development orders an even greater opportunity to toll the period remaining to exercise rights under the…
  • Jul 11

    Mexico’s Presence in Miami Is Here to Stay

    Mexico’s Presence in Miami Is Here to Stay
    The image of Mexicans in Florida is usually framed around the immigration debate raging in our country currently. But the Mexican influence and presence in Florida goes far beyond migrant workers picking crops in Homestead and elsewhere in…
Rank this Week: 1801

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 1

    Third party funding of arbitration in Hong Kong is given the green light

    Third party funding of arbitration in Hong Kong is given the green light
    By Christopher Tung, Sacha Cheong and Dominic Lau, K&L Gates, Hong Kong On 14 June 2017, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong passed the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016. The Bill comes on…
  • Jun 29

    Please Join Us: NEC4 – The Next Generation

    Please Join Us: NEC4 – The Next Generation
    NEC4, the next generation of the NEC suite of contracts, was released on 22 June 2017. It includes significant developments and reflects current best practice throughout the construction industry. Please join us at our London office for a…
  • Jun 19

    Return of arbitration to road construction disputes in Poland

    Return of arbitration to road construction disputes in Poland
    By Łukasz Gembiś, K&L Gates, Warsaw In February 2017, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction announced the introduction of the “New standards in road construction” aimed primarily at regulating the balanced…
Rank this Week: 1929

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
  • Jul 16

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique
    Today , we welcome a quest columnist Steve Wright.  Steve Wright works for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and components. Whirlwind Steel metal buildings are manufactured and designed to meet…
  • Jun 12

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!
    by Dorothy Spencer James Eubanks recently joined the Cobb Law Group as paralegal focusing on materialmen’s liens, payment bond claims and Georgia construction law. His experience and attention to detail make him a remarkable fit for our…
  • May 26

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project
    by Mark Cobb This is the first in a series of articles to assist project owners in planning for and achieving a successful construction project. This series will address the three phases of project planning, project bidding, and project…
Rank this Week: 1979

New York Accident Lawyer Blog

New York Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation, construction, employment, and injury law. By Oresky & Associates, pllc.

https://www.oreskylaw.com/en/blog/
Rank this Week: 1613

Natural Resources and Mining Law…

Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog

Covers energy law and real estate and property law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://mininglaw.jmbm.com/
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated
    My partner, Jon Welner, is a leading practitioner of prevailing wage law in California and is the Chair of JMBM’s Prevailing Wage Group. He is also a member of JMBM’s Natural Resources and Mining Group and advises and defends the…
Rank this Week: 1786

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

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

http://constructionlawnc.com
Rank this Week: 2110

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: 1644

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: 2088

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: 1443

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 20

    Solar Panel Tariff Fight Makes Strange Bedfellow

    Solar Panel Tariff Fight Makes Strange Bedfellow
    The U.S. International Trade Commission held a nearly 10 hour initial public hearing this past Tuesday on a petition seeking tariffs and price minimums on low cost imported solar panels. The petition seeks duties of 40 cents per watt on…
  • Aug 13

    You Should Not Contract With Your Environmental Consultant

    You Should Not Contract With Your Environmental Consultant
    In an effort to mitigate risk you should not contract directly with an environmental consultant, but rather your attorney should contract with that consultant. While laws vary from state to state, in the vast majority of factual situations a…
  • Jul 30

    Eat, Pray, Greenbuild?

    Eat, Pray, Greenbuild?
    I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” My answer is simple and the same response I have offered for years, attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year Greenbuild is in Boston from…
Rank this Week: 4108

Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Aug 17

    Undocumented workers get hurt on Florida construction site

    Undocumented workers get hurt on Florida construction site
    There are many undocumented immigrants looking for work in south Florida's construction trade. Many are long-term residents who have worked for years under the radar with falsified or nonexistent immigration documents. However, the workers…
  • Aug 4

    Stoned workers a conundrum for business owner

    Stoned workers a conundrum for business owner
    Have you had difficulty assembling qualified construction crews to handle all of your jobs because you can't find enough reasonably competent workers who can pass pre-employment or random drug screens? Or perhaps you're fed up with dealing…
  • Jul 21

    How do you find a reliable contractor?

    How do you find a reliable contractor?
    Who do you trust to work on your home when there are horror stories everywhere about remodeling projects gone wrong? Finding a good contractor takes a little patience and a bit of hard work. Start with these 3 steps:...
Rank this Week: 2820

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: 2819

Texas Construction Law Blog

Texas Construction Law Blog

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    When is an Unforeseen Condition a “Differing Site Condition”?

    When is an Unforeseen Condition a “Differing Site Condition”?
    I was reviewing various articles I have written over the years and came across a prior version of this one about differing site conditions, written nearly twenty years ago.   I was curious – does this cup still hold…
  • Jul 7

    ICE is coming for Undocumented Workers – How to Prevent Corporate Frostbite

    ICE is coming for Undocumented Workers – How to Prevent Corporate Frostbite
    Co-author: Michael Kelsheimer Whatever your political views, undocumented workers and the businesses that knowingly or unknowingly employ them are coming under the microscope. If you compile recent headlines, you’ll know the President…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2986

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: 3471

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/
  • Aug 14

    Neighbors Dispute Tree-Trimming Obligation in Massachusetts Land Court Case

    Neighbors Dispute Tree-Trimming Obligation in Massachusetts Land Court Case
    Property can be restricted in any number of ways through various legal means, such as a covenant or easement, often surviving a transfer of ownership.  In an August 11, 2017 Massachusetts real estate case, a plaintiff sought a…
  • Aug 7

    Neighbors Appeal Modification of Subdivision Plan in Massachusetts Land Use Case

    Neighbors Appeal Modification of Subdivision Plan in Massachusetts Land Use Case
    Massachusetts real estate disputes often arise when property owners feel that changes proposed by other landowners would adversely affect their property rights. In a July 26, 2017 case, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts considered whether a…
  • Jul 24

    Massachusetts Landowner Seeks Injunction Prohibiting Neighbor’s Use of Beach Path

    Massachusetts Landowner Seeks Injunction Prohibiting Neighbor’s Use of Beach Path
    In some cases, legal action is required to protect a landowner’s rights to a part of their property used by others.  In a July 11, 2017 Massachusetts real estate case, the issue for the land court was whether the defendants and…
Rank this Week: 2528

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Aug 13

    Is the City of Philadelphia’s DBE Program Unconstitional?

    Is the City of Philadelphia’s DBE Program Unconstitional?
    Probably.  Based on the City’s 2016 Disparity Study the City DBE program is no longer being used to remedy past discrimination but to further a political agenda designed to direct maximum public funds to female and minority…
  • Aug 13

    Using Social Media to Defeat a Union Election

    Using Social Media to Defeat a Union Election
    Businesses engage customers and clients online more than ever.  Now, your online strategy needs to include a plan to combat union organizing.  Unions have been ahead of the game on using social media and the internet to support…
  • Aug 1

    Can a Non-Union Company Be Compelled to Arbitrate?

    Can a Non-Union Company Be Compelled to Arbitrate?
    Some of the most viewed topics on this blog are those concerning double breasted company.  That is a two separate firms, commonly owned, one that is a signatory to a union and the other that is merit shop. An issue frequently encountered…
Rank this Week: 3840

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 11

    Project Documentation: The Bad Little Email That Got Produced

    Project Documentation: The Bad Little Email That Got Produced
    Believe it or not, there are always a wealth of emails and other documents produced in litigation that help “make the case” for the other side. Take, for the example, the e-mail I found in the files of one…
  • Aug 10

    Construction Contracts And Arbitration Provisions: Is The Word “May” Mandatory? Maybe!

    Construction Contracts And Arbitration Provisions: Is The Word “May” Mandatory? Maybe!
    You don’t always say what you mean. And you don’t always mean what you say.  In construction contracts, parties attempt to use plain and ordinary words to describe their respective obligations. As an example, when the…
  • Jul 6

    Spearin Doctrine: A Construction Case Described in A Tweet!

    Spearin Doctrine: A Construction Case Described in A Tweet!
    I read in my Twitter feed this morning about a recent case where the Missouri Court of Appeals formally adopted the Spearin Doctrine. I immediately wondered if I could explain the Spearin Doctrine in less than 140 characters.…
Rank this Week: 4022

Construction Law blog

Construction Law blog

By Holland & Hart LLP.

http://www.hhconstructionlaw.com/
  • Aug 10

    Housing Crisis in Colorado May Get Worse: Anti-Growth Initiatives Slated for Lakewood and Colorado

    Housing Crisis in Colorado May Get Worse: Anti-Growth Initiatives Slated for Lakewood and Colorado
    By: Rebecca W. Dow, Esq. Denver’s housing market was recently named as one of the top four overvalued markets in the nation by CoreLogic (a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information), due to rising home prices as…
  • Jul 11

    Force Majeure Clauses in Development Agreement

    Force Majeure Clauses in Development Agreement
    By: Clay Karwisch A recent Idaho Supreme Court case has important lessons for drafting force majeure clauses in development agreements. In Burns Concrete v. Teton County, the Idaho Supreme Court held that a force majeure clause in a…
  • Jun 14

    What You Need To Know About Colorado Bidding Rule

    What You Need To Know About Colorado Bidding Rule
    By Kevin Bridston, Tim Gordon and Sean Hanlon There are a few basic rules that any contractor needs to be aware of before bidding a project in Colorado, including rules related to licensing, bonding, bid preferences for local contractors,…
Rank this Week: 2598

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Aug 6

    How Does The Loss Of A Chance Apply To Damages For Breach Of A Building Contract?

    How Does The Loss Of A Chance Apply To Damages For Breach Of A Building Contract?
    Construction law practitioners must keep their eyes and ears open to the evolving case law in other areas of the law. That case law may have direct application to building contract issues. This fact is especially true for the assessment of…
  • Jul 23

    What Does A “Right To Appeal In Accordance With The Provisions Of The Arbitration Act” Mean?

    What Does A “Right To Appeal In Accordance With The Provisions Of The Arbitration Act” Mean?
    This question seems very straightforward, but when the Arbitration Act provides several rights of appeal, depending on what the parties have or have not agreed upon, then which of those rights of appeal apply? Only the right to appeal that…
  • Jul 17

    When Does An Arbitral Award Contain An Appealable Question Of Law?

    When Does An Arbitral Award Contain An Appealable Question Of Law?
    The Supreme Court of Canada has recently re-examined the issue of whether a statutory and contractual interpretation by an arbitral tribunal may be appealed. The court re-iterated the principle that arbitral awards are not appealable on a…
Rank this Week: 3268

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/
  • Jul 24

    Willful Exaggeration Standard Remains High

    Willful Exaggeration Standard Remains High
    For those in the construction industry, mechanics’ liens are sure to be a familiar occurrence. And, for those who have ever had a project of theirs liened, they will be aware of the tenacity of these legal devices. Mechanics’…
  • Apr 26

    Recovery Pitfalls In Home Improvement Dispute

    Recovery Pitfalls In Home Improvement Dispute
    General Business Law § 771 provides a host of requirements for home improvement contracts, chief among them being that such contracts must be in writing and signed by all parties. Additionally, the contract must contain the name,…
  • Apr 17

    Ability To Maintain Lien Foreclosure Claim As An Unauthorized Foreign Corporation

    Ability To Maintain Lien Foreclosure Claim As An Unauthorized Foreign Corporation
    Section 1312(a) of the Business Corporation Law, New York’s “door closing” statute, precludes foreign corporations doing business in the state without authority from maintaining an action in the state.  The purpose of…
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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.

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
  • Jul 24

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced on July 17, 2017 that it has released a newly revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  Federal law requires all employers to complete a Form…
  • Jul 10

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County
    For employers in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland, the cost of doing business just got more expensive.  Effective July 1, 2017, the hourly minimum wage rate in the District of Columbia increased a dollar to…
  • Jun 30

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor
    In today’s global economy, it has become increasingly common for companies based in the United States to engage workers who live abroad for various purposes. U.S. companies often classify these workers as “independent…
Rank this Week: 4833

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
  • Jul 20

    SUBCONTRACTORS ON WASHINGTON PUBLIC PROJECTS CAN NOW GET THEIR RETAINAGE MONEY SOONER

    SUBCONTRACTORS ON WASHINGTON PUBLIC PROJECTS CAN NOW GET THEIR RETAINAGE MONEY SOONER
    Subcontractors on public projects in Washington State will no longer be required to wait until final acceptance of the project to get their retainage money. A new statute, which goes into effect on July 23, 2017 and applies only to Washington…
  • Jul 7

    Acceptable Worksite: New City of Seattle Specification Provisions Now In Effect

    Acceptable Worksite: New City of Seattle Specification Provisions Now In Effect
    The City of Seattle’s City Purchasing & Contracting Services recently revised its General Special Provisions for City construction contracts to add new “Acceptable Worksite” language.  The City indicates that the…
  • Jun 29

    Nine Firm Members Recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Star

    Nine Firm Members Recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Star
    While we avoid using this blog as a platform for self-promotion, we recently received share-worthy distinctions, which both flatter and humble us. We invite you, our loyal readers, to celebrate in our success, which in great measure is due to…
Rank this Week: 4401

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

Covers foreclosures and construction defects.

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

    4 Signs Your Construction Dispute is Headed for Litigation

    4 Signs Your Construction Dispute is Headed for Litigation
    Construction companies and contractors are typically able to accept and complete jobs without any significant problems. Unfortunately, disputes related to these types of jobs are all but inevitable when you’ve been in this business for…
  • Jun 22

    4 Ways to Avoid Draw Request Dispute

    4 Ways to Avoid Draw Request Dispute
    Whenever taking on a large construction project, it will be necessary to negotiate a draw schedule with the lender. A draw schedule takes the full amount of the construction loan and splits it up into multiple payments that are made as work…
  • May 20

    Requirements for a Claim of Lien

    Requirements for a Claim of Lien
    A claim of lien is a specific type of legal claim against property to secure a debt. The claim can be for any amount of money, or the specific value of services rendered. In most cases, the claims of lien are handled when the debt is taken…
Rank this Week: 2443

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

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

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

    4 Signs Your Construction Dispute is Headed for Litigation

    4 Signs Your Construction Dispute is Headed for Litigation
    Construction companies and contractors are typically able to accept and complete jobs without any significant problems. Unfortunately, disputes related to these types of jobs are all but inevitable when you’ve been in this business for…
  • Jun 22

    4 Ways to Avoid Draw Request Dispute

    4 Ways to Avoid Draw Request Dispute
    Whenever taking on a large construction project, it will be necessary to negotiate a draw schedule with the lender. A draw schedule takes the full amount of the construction loan and splits it up into multiple payments that are made as work…
  • May 20

    Requirements for a Claim of Lien

    Requirements for a Claim of Lien
    A claim of lien is a specific type of legal claim against property to secure a debt. The claim can be for any amount of money, or the specific value of services rendered. In most cases, the claims of lien are handled when the debt is taken…
Rank this Week: 3049

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/
Rank this Week: 2967

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law

By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Jul 16

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique
    Today , we welcome a quest columnist Steve Wright.  Steve Wright works for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and components. Whirlwind Steel metal buildings are manufactured and designed to meet…
  • Jun 12

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!
    by Dorothy Spencer James Eubanks recently joined the Cobb Law Group as paralegal focusing on materialmen’s liens, payment bond claims and Georgia construction law. His experience and attention to detail make him a remarkable fit for our…
  • May 26

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project
    by Mark Cobb This is the first in a series of articles to assist project owners in planning for and achieving a successful construction project. This series will address the three phases of project planning, project bidding, and project…
Rank this Week: 2928

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/
  • Jul 16

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique

    The Adolescence of Green Building Technique
    Today , we welcome a quest columnist Steve Wright.  Steve Wright works for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and components. Whirlwind Steel metal buildings are manufactured and designed to meet…
  • Jun 12

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!

    Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!
    by Dorothy Spencer James Eubanks recently joined the Cobb Law Group as paralegal focusing on materialmen’s liens, payment bond claims and Georgia construction law. His experience and attention to detail make him a remarkable fit for our…
  • May 26

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project

    Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project
    by Mark Cobb This is the first in a series of articles to assist project owners in planning for and achieving a successful construction project. This series will address the three phases of project planning, project bidding, and project…
Rank this Week: 3043

Florida Construction Industry Law…

Florida Construction Industry Law Blog

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

http://www.jimersoncobb.com/blog/category/florida-construction-industry/
  • Jul 11

    Home Warranties: Contractor and Owner Beware

    Home Warranties: Contractor and Owner Beware
    Many new home purchases in Florida include some sort of home warranty agreement.  Home warranties in Florida are governed by Chapter 634 of the Florida Statutes.  As is usually the case, the “devil is in the details” in…
  • Jun 18

    Pay When Paid Provisions in Construction Contract

    Pay When Paid Provisions in Construction Contract
    By: Christopher M. Cobb, Esq. A “pay when paid” or “pay if paid” provision is often used in general contracts to shift the risk of payment by the owner to the subcontractors.  They are sometimes referred to as…
  • May 4

    Construction Defect Statute of Repose: Post-Closing Punch-list Work May Delay Its Start

    Construction Defect Statute of Repose: Post-Closing Punch-list Work May Delay Its Start
    By: Austin B. Calhoun, Esq. Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals is shaking up the construction defect statute of repose once again.[1]  A recent 5th DCA opinion implies that the 10-year construction defect statute of repose…
Rank this Week: 2383

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

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

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/news-resources/
  • Jul 4

    Supreme Court to hear appeal by Southland stadium trust after claim for roof collapse rejected by Court of Appeal

    Supreme Court to hear appeal by Southland stadium trust after claim for roof collapse rejected by Court of Appeal
    The law on the duty of care owed by councils in relation to building work... The post Supreme Court to hear appeal by Southland stadium trust after claim for roof collapse rejected by Court of Appeal appeared first on Grimshaw.
  • Jan 23

    Effective payment claims and summary judgment

    Effective payment claims and summary judgment
    A recent High Court decision (Auckland Electrical Solutions Ltd v The Warrington Group Ltd [2016]... The post Effective payment claims and summary judgment appeared first on Grimshaw.
  • Dec 13

    Carr v Gallaway Cook Allan

    Carr v Gallaway Cook Allan
    The decision of Carr v Gallaway Cook Allan [2016] NZHC 2065 [1 September 2016] follows... The post Carr v Gallaway Cook Allan appeared first on Grimshaw.
Rank this Week: 3162

Blog de Abogados de Accidentes en…

Blog de Abogados de Accidentes en Nueva York

Covers workers compensation, construction, employment and injury law. By Oresky & Associates, pllc.

https://www.oreskylaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2599

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Jun 26

    All Work and No Pay: Ed DeLisle Testifies Before Congressional Small Business Committee

    All Work and No Pay: Ed DeLisle Testifies Before Congressional Small Business Committee
    Cohen Seglias Co-Chair of the Federal Contracting Group, Edward DeLisle, testified at a Small Business Committee hearing titled, “All Work and No Pay: Change Orders Delayed for Small Construction Contractors.” The…
  • Mar 16

    The End is Near for “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces”

    The End is Near for “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces”
    Last month, we outlined Congress’ plan to block the implementation of President Obama’s Fair Play and Safe Workplaces executive order. Today, we report that the prognosis has grown even more grim for the former President’s…
  • Mar 3

    GovBizConnect 4-Part Webinar Series: Doing Business with the Federal Government in 2017

    GovBizConnect 4-Part Webinar Series: Doing Business with the Federal Government in 2017
    Event Flyer GovBizConnect presents Cohen Seglias Partners Ed DeLisle and Maria Panichelli in a 4-part educational webinar series, GovCon Basics: Doing Business with the Federal Government in 2017. February 15, 2017…
Rank this Week: 2273

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

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

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 4504

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: 4449