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Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Dec 15

    To Require Arbitration or Not To Require Arbitration

    To Require Arbitration or Not To Require Arbitration
    Many, if not most, construction contracts that I review during the course of my practice day include a mandatory arbitration clause.  Most of these refer in a blanket manner to AAA Construction Industry Rules.  The topic for this…
  • Dec 11

    My How Six Years of Musings Can Fly By!

    My How Six Years of Musings Can Fly By!
    Wow!  It seems like just yesterday that I started this little construction law blog with a two line post on the Blogger platform.  When I posted that announcement six (yes, it’s been 6 years) ago basically on a whim, I had no…
  • Dec 8

    Just When You Thought General Contractors Were Necessary Parties. . .

    Just When You Thought General Contractors Were Necessary Parties. . .
    Did you think that a subcontractor had to name a general contractor in a mechanic’s lien suit?  I did.  Did you think that nothing about this changed in the case where a Virginia mechanic’s lien was “bonded…
Rank this Week: 390

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: 700

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 697

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 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…
  • Jul 15

    New Concepts in Clean Technology

    New Concepts in Clean Technology
    The term “clean technology” can be used to describe a wide range of infrastructural development, such as clean energy, advanced transportation, manufacturing water technology, sustainable materials and waste recycling. According…
Rank this Week: 901

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: 1008

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/
  • Dec 15

    General Contract Law Update

    General Contract Law Update
    As part of K&L Gates’ commitment to continuing professional development, the lawyers in our London office’s Energy, Infrastructure and Resources group regularly provide presentations and seminars on a wide range of legal…
  • Dec 9

    Federal Government Issues Advanced Release of Revised Building and Construction Code

    Federal Government Issues Advanced Release of Revised Building and Construction Code
    By Duncan Fletcher, K&L Gates, Perth and  Matthew Parker, K&L Gates, Sydney The Federal Government has issued an advance release of its revised Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code 2014…
  • Dec 4

    Here’s a Tip: There are several ways contracts can help you avoid delays in design approval.

    Here’s a Tip: There are several ways contracts can help you avoid delays in design approval.
    By Ryan D. DeMotte and Richard F. Paciaroni, K&L Gates, Pittsburgh The design/build delivery model o­ffers owners and contractors the potential for greater efficiencies in the construction process, but if the parties do not carefully…
Rank this Week: 1136

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

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

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement

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

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

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

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

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an "attorney letter." There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who simply trash…
Rank this Week: 1092

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/
Rank this Week: 1204

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
  • Dec 11

    WISHA Compliance: Tough to Argue with “Gravity”

    WISHA Compliance: Tough to Argue with “Gravity”
    One of the responsibilities of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (“L&I”) is to oversee the administration of the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (“WISHA”).  L&I…
  • Dec 9

    Arbitration Should Not Be "Warmed-Over" Litigation

    Arbitration Should Not Be "Warmed-Over" Litigation
    This blog article is another rant about how to improve arbitration.[i]  For more on the subject, read our blog articles "Ways to Make the Construction Dispute Resolution Process More Efficient and Less Expensive" - Part I and Part…
  • Dec 4

    Top 10 Construction Industry Contract Provisions - Price and Payment - Part I

    Top 10 Construction Industry Contract Provisions - Price and Payment - Part I
    This is the fifth post in our "Top 10 Construction Contract Provisions" series, which covers the topic is price and payment provisions.  Although these are typically separate terms they are so closely related that we are counting them…
Rank this Week: 1155

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Dec 16

    Benefits of P3 Model – Rebuttal of Ontario Auditor General’s Report

    Benefits of P3 Model – Rebuttal of Ontario Auditor General’s Report
    Posted by Mark Romoff, President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships On December 9, 2014, Ontario’s Auditor General released her 2014 Annual Report, sharply criticizing Ontario’s Alternative Financing and…
  • Dec 15

    Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Project

    Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Project
    In the modern U.S. history of public-private partnerships, the prevailing project delivery models have been the toll concession and the availability payment contract.  In both cases, the private party raises equity and debt financing and…
  • Dec 15

    AASHTO Accepting Applications for Director, Project Finance Institute

    AASHTO Accepting Applications for Director, Project Finance Institute
    AASHTO is now accepting applications for the position of Director, AASHTO Project Finance Institute. The application deadline is Friday, January 2, 2015, and the full position description can be found in this AASHTO Journal entry.
Rank this Week: 1447

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: 1437

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

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

http://constructionlawnc.com
  • Dec 17

    Turning Manure into megawatts (Swine Farm Biogas Renewable Energy Project)

    Turning Manure into megawatts (Swine Farm Biogas Renewable Energy Project)
    As I noted in my last post, Withers & Ravenel’s Swine Farm Biogas Renewable Energy Project, located in Bladensboro, North Carolina, is one of this year’s ACEC Excellence in Engineering Award winners. I asked the folks at…
  • Dec 4

    Of Bridges, Biofuels, and Buildings (Engineering Excellence Awards)

    Of Bridges, Biofuels, and Buildings (Engineering Excellence Awards)
    As I noted earlier this week, the ACEC of North Carolina’s Engineering Excellence Awards gala was held last month. 13 amazing projects were awarded recognition, including projects involving environmental and coastal issues, higher…
  • Dec 1

    Bats, Water, Soil, and Bridges- an Engineer’s dream

    Bats, Water, Soil, and Bridges- an Engineer’s dream
    Want to know how bats may effect your engineering plans?  Want to hear about cool new bridges?  Read on. Over the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of attending two events hosted by the North Carolina Chapter of the…
Rank this Week: 1516

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Dec 9

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Avoids The Open Windows Issue

    The Supreme Court Of Canada Avoids The Open Windows Issue
    In my last article, I dealt with the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Bhasin v. Hrynew. In that decision, the Supreme Court of Canada established two fundamental principles for the Canadian common law of contract: First, that…
  • Dec 2

    Contracts Must Be Honestly Performed Says The Supreme Court of Canada

    Contracts Must Be Honestly Performed Says The Supreme Court of Canada
    In its recent decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, the Supreme Court of Canada has established two fundamental principles for the Canadian common law of contract. First, parties are under a general obligation to perform contracts in good faith.…
  • Nov 18

    A Mediation Obligation Is Enforceable Says The Ontario Court of Appeal

    A Mediation Obligation Is Enforceable Says The Ontario Court of Appeal
    Is a person bound to mediate before commencing an action or arbitration if the contract or applicable statute requires mediation? Or should an obligation to mediate only become effective after an action or arbitration has been commenced? And…
Rank this Week: 1560

Construction Litigation Law Blog

Construction Litigation Law Blog

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

http://www.constructionlitigationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1492

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: 1553

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/
  • Dec 17

    179D Tax Deduction Brought Back to Life in the Tax Extenders Bill

    179D Tax Deduction Brought Back to Life in the Tax Extenders Bill
    Last night the 113th Congress passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act, better known as the tax extenders bill, when H.R. 5771 passed the Senate 76 to 16. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law later this week.  And while…
  • Dec 14

    ICC 700 Authorized by National Defense Authorization Act for 2015

    ICC 700 Authorized by National Defense Authorization Act for 2015
    While many have focused on the funding to fight the Islamic State terrorist group or the 1 percent boost in military pay, the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 makes a major change in green building across this nation when it…
  • Nov 28

    2015 IgCC Has Been Approved

    2015 IgCC Has Been Approved
    On November 14, the International Code Council announced that the 2015 version of the International Green Construction Code had been approved. News of the approval has not circulated widely, likely in part because the announcement was a bit…
Rank this Week: 1706

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/
  • Nov 25

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence
    By: David L. Simmons The Indiana Court of Appeals considered the principles governing the spoliation of evidence in the recent case of Wesco Distribution, Inc. v. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, LLC, —N.E. 3rd—, 2014 WL 5819375…
  • Feb 11

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

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

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking

    The Fine Line Between Conditional Permits and Governmental Taking
    By: Erik S. Mroz Property owners and developers take notice.  The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District (June 25, 2013) has broadened a property owner’s right to bring…
Rank this Week: 1938

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

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

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

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

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

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

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
Rank this Week: 1942

Florida Commercial News

Florida Commercial News

Covers Florida real estate, construction, finance and land development. By Eckstein Schechter Law.

http://www.floridacommercialnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1941

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/
  • Dec 17

    Florida: A Model for P3 Legislation

    Florida: A Model for P3 Legislation
    The challenge posed by deteriorating infrastructure in communities throughout the United States has received increasing attention in recent years.  While roads and bridges are crumbling and important civic spaces such as convention…
  • Dec 8

    Art Basel Miami Beach Attracts World-Class Hotel Brand

    Art Basel Miami Beach Attracts World-Class Hotel Brand
    Last week more than 75,000 art aficionados and celebrities from around the globe descended upon Miami for the 2014 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach.  What began in 2002 as a winter outpost of the original Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland,…
  • Dec 2

    Miami-Dade County’s Public Transit Plans Spur Development Opportunitie

    Miami-Dade County’s Public Transit Plans Spur Development Opportunitie
    With Miami-Dade County making a concerted effort to expand it’s public transit system, South Florida developers are asking “what development opportunities will accompany the birth of such transit…
Rank this Week: 2257

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Dec 15

    My Construction Law Wish List

    My Construction Law Wish List
      I’ve been good this year. Not great mind you, but good, and good is the standard, right? So, here’s my construction law wish list this…
  • Dec 11

    Heaven or Las Vega

    Heaven or Las Vega
    I was at the Construction SuperConference in Las Vegas this past week. It was good. Heard former Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, the self proclaimed “Transportation Mayor,”…
  • Dec 8

    Foreign Investment + Construction = Green Card

    Foreign Investment + Construction = Green Card
      When you talk about construction and immigration it’s usually about undocumented workers and the underground economy, at least here in California and other border states. But a…
Rank this Week: 2270

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/
  • Dec 10

    Arlington’s Expanding Technology Zone

    Arlington’s Expanding Technology Zone
    Arlington’s County Board is set to expand the number of properties eligible for its Technology Zone tax incentive program.  On December 13, the County Board will consider adding properties zoned Commercial/Mixed Use or Industrial…
  • Oct 22

    Water, Water, Everywhere

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

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

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment
    Sustained population growth in the District of Columbia in recent years has spurred a   rapid wave of construction throughout the city as upscale condominium projects   appear to spring up almost overnight to meet growing demand for…
Rank this Week: 2415

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

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

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 2386

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
Rank this Week: 2220

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

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

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 2216

Construction Law Info Blog

Construction Law Info Blog

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

http://www.constructionlawinfoblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2230

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
  • Dec 16

    Jobsite Security Screening: No Pay Required

    Jobsite Security Screening: No Pay Required
    Do you know that some 75% of employees steal from the work place, and many do it repeatedly? From office supplies to spare parts, unauthorized breaks to surfing the web during work hours, employees are regularly stealing from their employers,…
  • Dec 9

    Construction equipment rental agreement doesn’t release liability

    Construction equipment rental agreement doesn’t release liability
    Subcontractors generally rent equipment they need for particular jobs. A painting and waterproofing company did just that when it needed a 20-foot scissor lift. And as is customary in the industry, the back of the equipment rental agreement…
  • Dec 2

    Should You Cash That Check Marked “Paid in Full”

    Should You Cash That Check Marked “Paid in Full”
    You are busy building an addition for a customer. The job is on schedule but some disagreements come up over change orders you have submitted. The owner disputes your claim for extras. You explain that the scope of the contracted work has…
Rank this Week: 2533

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

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

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Dec 16

    CHART SUMMARIZING PRELIMINARY NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR LIENS AND PAYMENT BONDS

    CHART SUMMARIZING PRELIMINARY NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR LIENS AND PAYMENT BONDS
    In previous articles, I discussed preliminary notice requirements to properly preserve construction liens and payment bonds on private projects, payment bonds on public projects, and public payments bonds for Florida Department of…
  • Dec 13

    INCLUDE PROPER (LIENABLE) AMOUNTS IN YOUR CONSTRUCTION LIEN!

    INCLUDE PROPER (LIENABLE) AMOUNTS IN YOUR CONSTRUCTION LIEN!
    Contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers need to appreciate what amounts to actually include in a construction lien before preparing and recording that lien.  Stated differently, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers need to…
  • Dec 4

    VALIDITY OF NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS

    VALIDITY OF NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS
    The validity of a non-compete agreement (also referred to as a restrictive covenant since it imposes a restriction on trade or commerce) will be governed by Florida Statute s. 542.335.  (A copy of this statute is set forth below). …
Rank this Week: 2510

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/
  • Dec 4

    Construction Law Success Story: Judgment Denying Lien Foreclosure Claim

    Construction Law Success Story: Judgment Denying Lien Foreclosure Claim
    The Florida law firm of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. recently obtained a judgment following an October 2014 bench trial in Miami, Florida, completely denying the Plaintiff’s construction lien foreclosure claim. Florida…
  • Nov 16

    Engineering Malpractice Defense Verdict for Coastal Engineering Firm

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

    State Court Finds Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Statute Unconstitutional

    State Court Finds Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Statute Unconstitutional
    Judge Jorge E. Cueto, sitting in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida, recently found the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, as amended effective October 1, 2003, does not provide a “reasonable alternative…
Rank this Week: 2845

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 30

    Eminent Domain Considered For DC Stadium

    Eminent Domain Considered For DC Stadium
    Two D.C. Council committees advanced legislation allowing for the use of eminent domain in the construction of a $300 million professional soccer stadium in Washington, D.C.  The bill will now go before the full council for a vote on…
  • Nov 29

    VA Supreme Court To Hear Appraisal Admissibility Case

    VA Supreme Court To Hear Appraisal Admissibility Case
    One frequent issue in eminent domain and other valuation cases is the admissibility of appraisals obtained by a party other than the appraisal they intend to actually use.  For example, in a case that will be heard by the VA Supreme…
  • Nov 24

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium
    The City of Hartford has used its power of eminent domain to assemble land for a stadium.  The Hartford City Council approved a $350 million plan to build a minor league baseball stadium for the New Britain Rock Cats. However, it does…
Rank this Week: 2531

N.C. Construction Law, Policy &…

N.C. Construction Law, Policy & News

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

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

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

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

    Custom-Build Your Next Arbitration Clause

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

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

    Paying Twice For the Same Work is Horrendous. What Can You Do About It in North Carolina?
    If you’re a prime contractor on a private, commercial construction project, your contract with the owner likely includes a provision requiring you to bond off or otherwise dispose of real property liens filed by your subs &…
Rank this Week: 2849

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: 2759

Midwest Construction Law Blog

Midwest Construction Law Blog

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

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

    SEMINAR: Learn How to Succeed in Government Contract

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

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

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

    Contracts for Contractors – A Best Practices Guide

    Contracts for Contractors – A Best Practices Guide
    The most important tool for a contractor is your written contract. A good solid contract is the foundation for a positive experience for both you and your customers. It establishes a relationship with your customers, and builds their…
Rank this Week: 2733

Michigan Construction Law

Michigan Construction Law

Focuses on developments in Michigan construction law.

http://michiganconstructionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor

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

    Sixth Circuit Upholds Michigan Law Limiting Project Labor Agreement

    Sixth Circuit Upholds Michigan Law Limiting Project Labor Agreement
    On September 6, 2013, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to uphold the "Michigan Fair and Open Competition in Government Construction Act" (PA 98 of 2011).  The act prohibits a city, village, township or other governmental…
  • Jan 14

    New Law Expands Protection of Michigan's Anti-Indemnification Law

    New Law Expands Protection of Michigan's Anti-Indemnification Law
    The final days of 2012 saw a flurry of activity by the Michigan Legislature. Among the new legislation passed during an historic lame duck session was a significant legislative victory for contractors and design professionals.  Public…
Rank this Week: 2568

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: 2893

South Carolina Construction Law

South Carolina Construction Law

Discusses South Carolina construction law, including mechanic's liens, delay claims, and construction defect. By D. Ryan McCabe.

http://southcarolinaconstructionlawyer.com
Rank this Week: 2525

The Construction Contract Review

The Construction Contract Review

Covers Illinois construction law, contracts and litigation. By William J. Broderk.

http://www.theconstructioncontractreview.com/
  • Dec 30

    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 | Jetson Green

    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 | Jetson Green
    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 By Preston | Topics: Lists, Technology |
  • Nov 30

    Making the Case for 'Clean Construction'

    Making the Case for 'Clean Construction'
    In the same way that LEED has transformed architectural design to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean construction is emerging as the next big thing to revolutionize the building industry. via…
  • Oct 7

    Filing Mistake Invalidates $12.4 Million Mechanics Lien

    Filing Mistake Invalidates $12.4 Million Mechanics Lien
    Mechanic lien laws are highly technical, and they frequently change in unpredictable ways (see recent controversial example from Washington). We’ve expressed the sentiment a hundred times on this mechanics lien blog – it’s very easy…
Rank this Week: 2923

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: 2556

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 17

    Best Practices in Construction Webinar

    Best Practices in Construction Webinar
    On December 3, Jennifer Horn and Maria Panichelli presented the second webinar in their core construction curriculum series for Women Impacting Public Policy and Give Me 5%. The presentation, entitled “Best Practices in…
  • Dec 5

    Webinar on Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Procurement for WIPP and Give Me 5%

    Webinar on Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Procurement for WIPP and Give Me 5%
    On November 12, Jennifer Horn and Maria Panichelli presented the first webinar in their core construction curriculum series on the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Procurement for Women Impacting Public Policy and Give Me 5%. The…
  • Nov 10

    Construction Opportunities for American Prime Contractors in Israel

    Construction Opportunities for American Prime Contractors in Israel
    My partner, Ed DeLisle, and I recently attended two Industry Days sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”).  The first one was held in New York City on October 20th, and the second one was held in Tel Aviv on…
Rank this Week: 3049

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • 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”…
  • Nov 24

    Law, Regulation and Confusion in the ADA

    Law, Regulation and Confusion in the ADA
    This week two ADA writers I follow, Marc Dubin and William Goren, looked at the problem of telling just what the ADA requires. Both concluded that in some respect the only way to know was to  look at the latest private…
Rank this Week: 3305

Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Dec 12

    A closer look at the legal timeframes governing condo defect case

    A closer look at the legal timeframes governing condo defect case
    Last time, our blog started discussing how condominium law is an extremely intricate subset of real estate law complete with various legal remedies for parties victimized by construction defects, and complex statutes of limitations that must…
  • Nov 26

    Condo defect cases require skill, experience and tenacity

    Condo defect cases require skill, experience and tenacity
    When a person makes the momentous decision to buy a condominium here in Florida, they naturally look start to feel excited about all the benefits that come with their purchase. For instance, they may look forward to being within walking...
  • Nov 13

    What are construction defects? - II

    What are construction defects? - II
    In a previous post, we discussed how devastating it can be for both commercial developers and homeowners to see their investment of time, money and energy into a building project thwarted by serious construction defects that compromise its…
Rank this Week: 3358

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 11

    Georgia Construction Law Course Offered in Thomasville

    Georgia Construction Law Course Offered in Thomasville
    For the past several semesters, Mark Cobb has been an adjunct professor in the Thomas University School of Business. He has taught primarily in the MBA programs focusing on leadership and business economics. In January 2015, however, Mark…
  • Nov 26

    Recent Case Highlights the Importance of the Construction Contract

    Recent Case Highlights the Importance of the Construction Contract
    In a case decided on November 17, Inland Atlantic Old National Phase I, LLC et. al. v. 6425 Old National, LLC, the Fourth Division Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled on fiduciary duties owed under joint venture agreements, applied rules of…
  • Nov 4

    Cobb to Speak at CSA Rountable

    Cobb to Speak at CSA Rountable
    We are happy to announce that Mark Cobb will be speaking on creditors rights to a group of lumber and building supply owners at a roundtable forum sponsored by the Construction Suppliers Association (CSA) on Monday, November 10, 2014 and…
Rank this Week: 3601

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction…

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction Law and Litigation Blog

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

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

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

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

    Toronto’s condo construction boom

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

    Litigation Lawyer Wanted

    Litigation Lawyer Wanted
    We are looking for an experienced litigation lawyer to join us at Robson Carpenter LLP. RCLLP is a small but modern and dynamic “boutique” firm that practices almost exclusively in the areas of land development (condo and…
Rank this Week: 3344

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: 3499

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: 3241