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Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Aug 24

    Alert: AAA Construction Industry Rules Update

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

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

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

    When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?

    When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?
    I have discussed my views on mandatory mediation in construction contracts at other places here at Musings and also discussed how the contract is king here in Virginia.  A recent Charlottesville, Virginia Circuit Court case combined…
Rank this Week: 419

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

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

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

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

    Guest Blog: Choosing a Crane Hire Company

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

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond
    There are many myths about construction bonds. Common misconceptions range from the idea that surety bonds are unaffordable to questioning whether they are necessary at all. For the sake of clarity, let’s bust a few of those myths, so…
Rank this Week: 505

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
  • Jul 29

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community

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

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

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

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit
    Last week Washington’s Court of Appeals decided Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland (Div. I, August 25, 2014), which addressed whether the filing of an application for a shoreline substantial development permit, without…
Rank this Week: 506

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 818

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: 804

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 918

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Aug 27

    Local Zoning Code Trumps Statutory Scheme for Collective Cannabis Garden

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

    Federal Procurement Update

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

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

    Gov. Inslee Flashes his Cards as to Defenses Against Tunnel Contractor
    The Alaskan Way Tunnel Project remains front and center in the news.  Hardly a day goes by when we are not bombarded with an article about the status of the tunnel project.  As it sits now, tunneling is to resume in November of…
Rank this Week: 1052

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 23

    Court Blows Away Permits for Wind Turbine Eagle Kill

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

    Climate Change Disclosures by Public Companie

    Climate Change Disclosures by Public Companie
    In recent weeks this law firm has received more inquiries than at any time in recent years about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s disclosure requirements for public companies as they apply to climate change matters. Possibly the…
  • Aug 8

    Litigation over First LEED Platinum Building Comes to an End

    Litigation over First LEED Platinum Building Comes to an End
    On July 23, 2015, the parties in the lawsuit The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc., et al v. Weyerhaeuser Company, et al, pending in the U.S. District Court for Maryland, filed a Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice following a confidential…
Rank this Week: 1028

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

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

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

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

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

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

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

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond
    Downtown LA is getting another economic boost and a historic landmark is getting a new owner, as the consolidation of AEG’s Los Angeles office moves into the Desmond warehouse building just a few blocks away from LA Live. “By…
Rank this Week: 1016

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

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

    Good Faith in the Middle East

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

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

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

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

    State v. Perini: New Jersey Supreme Court Has Its Say on Statute of Repose
    By Denise N. Yasinow, Christopher A. Barbarisi, and Loly G. Tor, K&L Gates, Newark Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court shed some new light on an old question impacting construction claims, i.e., when does the statute of repose…
Rank this Week: 1123

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 26

    SEC Adopts Final Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule

    SEC Adopts Final Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule
    Today, Pillsbury attorneys Mark Jones, Brian Wong and Jessica Lutrin published their client advisory titled SEC Adopts Final Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules.  The Advisory discusses the SEC’s adoption of its Final Rule under…
  • Aug 26

    Whistleblower Protection Act Does Not Protect the Disclosure of “Purely Private Wrongdoing”

    Whistleblower Protection Act Does Not Protect the Disclosure of “Purely Private Wrongdoing”
    The Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) proscribes retaliation against a federal employee who discloses what the employee reasonably believes is a violation of any law, rule, regulation or an abuse of authority.  In 2012, Congress amended…
  • Aug 25

    NV Shining Bright Light on Solar Contractor

    NV Shining Bright Light on Solar Contractor
    The Nevada State Contractors Board (NSCB) appears to be continuing its efforts to ensure that solar companies remain in compliance with state regulations.  NSCB reports that  it is using a series of outreach presentations to…
Rank this Week: 1136

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: 1208

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

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

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

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

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

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

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

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
Rank this Week: 1193

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

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

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

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

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?

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

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

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?
    Building projects often give rise to heated discussions. When a change order is made in that sort of situation, can one party later say that the change order was made under duress or coercion? The Newfoundland Court of Appeal said Yes in the…
Rank this Week: 1337

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: 1307

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien…

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

Covers Georgia state law and information related to pending and recent changes to law affecting construction professionals. By Cobb Law Group.

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

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student

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

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

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

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
Rank this Week: 1440

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: 1416

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: 1573

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

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

    P3 Turns the Lights On in Detroit, Michigan

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

    TxDOT Shortlists Five Proposer Teams for the SH 249 Extension Project

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

    Gold Line Foothill Extension to Open in Spring 2016

    Gold Line Foothill Extension to Open in Spring 2016
    At the dedication celebration for the Gold Line’s Arcadia Station last weekend, Phil Washington, the CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said he expects passenger service on the Gold Line to begin next…
Rank this Week: 1683

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1654

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Vallagio HOA Appeals the Decision from the Colorado Court of Appeals.
    As highlighted in our most recent post, the Colorado Court of Appeals’ Vallagio decision upheld a declaration provision that prohibited the amendment of a mandatory arbitration clause without the consent of the…
Rank this Week: 1631

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: 1643

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    The Complex Web of Insurance Coverage And Construction Losse

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

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

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

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar
    On July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law takes effect.  As many of you are aware, the Attorney General’s Office has been busy hosting public hearings concerning their proposed regulations related to the Earned Sick…
Rank this Week: 2169

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

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

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

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

    E-Discovery- Bring Back the Boxe

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

    Difficulty in Obtaining the Approval of an Individual Surety

    Difficulty in Obtaining the Approval of an Individual Surety
    In a recent decision issued by the United States Court of Federal Claims, Anthem Builders, Inc. v. United States,  April 6, 2015, WL 1546437, the Court considered a protest involving the proposed use of an individual surety to furnish…
Rank this Week: 2249

Florida Construction Law Update

Florida Construction Law Update

Covers Florida construction law legislation, case law, trends and issues. By Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 2287

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: 2113

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: 2245

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: 2437

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: 2926

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

    GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS

    GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS
    Ever hear the expression, “there are many ways to skin a cat?”  Of course you have!  Well, this expression can apply to construction as there are many ways to build a project to accomplish the same objective–to…
Rank this Week: 2940

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

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

    NLRB Denies Union’s Alter Ego Claim

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

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Consider Significant Payment Act Case

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Consider Significant Payment Act Case
    On July 28, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to consider an appeal from a Superior Court opinion involving the Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act.  To call the case significant is  an understatement…
  • Aug 13

    The Summer of DBE Fraud Continue

    The Summer of DBE Fraud Continue
    A few weeks ago, I posted about a spat of DBE fraud cases that the Department of Justice announced in June. That post mentioned the trend among prosecutors to use the civil false claims act to combat DBE fraud. Yesterday, the United States…
Rank this Week: 2859

The Lien Zone Construction Law…

The Lien Zone Construction Law Blog

The Lien Zone is a construction law blog for Florida contractors. It includes forms, infographics, videos and articles.

http://www.thelienzone.com
  • Aug 25

    Legal and Ethical Duties on a Construction Project

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

    3 Parts of Every Construction Settlement

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

    Insurance Coverage on 558 Notice

    Insurance Coverage on 558 Notice
    Dealing with 558 notices has become a way of life for everyone in the business of construction. And most times, contractors have been able to look to their insurance carriers to cover the costs associated with this time consuming…
Rank this Week: 3210

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2697

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

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

http://constructionlawnc.com
  • Aug 19

    5 Amazing Ancient Engineering Feats (infographic)

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

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

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

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

    Please pardon our dust…. (blog update in progress; back to your construction law posts shortly!)
      Readers: Pardon for the interruption you may have gotten today in your RSS feed.  I’ve been working on some behind-the-scenes housekeeping matters, and inadvertently published a not-ready-for-prime-time post.  Please…
Rank this Week: 3115

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

    US House Bill Introduced Seeking To Limit Eminent Domain Power

    US House Bill Introduced Seeking To Limit Eminent Domain Power
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) has introduced legislation in the US House seeking to prevent state and local governments from using eminent domain for economic development. The “Private Property Rights Protection Act” would…
  • Jul 31

    California Considers Appraiser Regulatory Legislation

    California Considers Appraiser Regulatory Legislation
    The California legislature in considering legislation seeking to modernize its regulatory system. It has been passed by the State Assembly and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee and currently is pending in the…
  • Jul 31

    TX Updates Appraiser Law

    TX Updates Appraiser Law
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 1007 which amends the TX appraiser licensing and certification law. The bill will take effect Jan. 1, 2016. According to the Appraisal Institute, SB 1007 includes provisions related to three…
Rank this Week: 2522

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction…

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction Law and Litigation Blog

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

http://www.ontarioconstructionlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2614

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

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

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/wordpress/
Rank this Week: 2990

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: 3019

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: 2701

Construction & Transition…

Construction & Transition Litigation Law Blog

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

http://www.constructionlitigationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3910

Best Practices Construction Law

Best Practices Construction Law

Construction-related blog focused on transportation, healthcare, technology and legal trends. By Stites Harbison PLLC.

http://www.bestpracticesconstructionlaw.com/
  • Aug 21

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

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

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

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

    Have You Served As A Construction Arbitrator? Click Here!

    Have You Served As A Construction Arbitrator? Click Here!
    As you may know, I am the Co-Chair of the upcoming Construction ADR Summit (pdf) sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law to be held on October 8-9, 2015 in Austin, Texas.   As part of that…
Rank this Week: 4978

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law

By Cobb Law Group.

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

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student

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

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

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

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
Rank this Week: 3877

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

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

    Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Student

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

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

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

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
Rank this Week: 3867

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

Covers foreclosures and construction defects.

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

    Understanding Construction Lien Claim

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

    Determine Owner Caused Delay Damage

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

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

    Unlicensed contracting is a crime in Florida; Homeowners are Entitled to Civil Remedies Under Fla. Stat. Sect. 768.0425
    Unlicensed contracting is a crime in Florida. Section 768.0425 provides that a consumer (typically a homeowner) harmed by an unlicensed contractor is entitled to treble damages and attorney’s fees. In Home Construction Management,…
Rank this Week: 3538

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

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

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

    Understanding Construction Lien Claim

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

    Determine Owner Caused Delay Damage

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

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

    Unlicensed contracting is a crime in Florida; Homeowners are Entitled to Civil Remedies Under Fla. Stat. Sect. 768.0425
    Unlicensed contracting is a crime in Florida. Section 768.0425 provides that a consumer (typically a homeowner) harmed by an unlicensed contractor is entitled to treble damages and attorney’s fees. In Home Construction Management,…
Rank this Week: 3893