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Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Mar 22

    Want to Stay Up on Your Mechanic’s Lien Deadlines? Write a Letter or Two

    Want to Stay Up on Your Mechanic’s Lien Deadlines? Write a Letter or Two
    90 days.  150 days. 6 months.  30 days. Do these numbers sound familiar?  If you read Construction Law Musings regularly, they should be.  These are various deadlines relating to the recording and enforcement of…
  • Mar 13

    Communicate with the Field to Nip Issues in the Bud

    Communicate with the Field to Nip Issues in the Bud
    This past week, I spent some time meeting with clients and generally discussing the day to day operations of construction companies.  One common theme of these discussions (and of this construction blog) was the need to deal with…
  • Feb 28

    How is Negotiating a Construction Contract Like Buying a Car?

    How is Negotiating a Construction Contract Like Buying a Car?
    I know, you’re probably looking for a punchline, and likely thinking something along the lines of “only a construction attorney would be sitting in his office and come up with such an analogy,” but I really do think…
Rank this Week: 139

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: 691

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/
  • Mar 23

    Court Dismisses Complaint That FERC’s Regulatory Structure Is Biased In Favor Of Pipeline Applicant

    Court Dismisses Complaint That FERC’s Regulatory Structure Is Biased In Favor Of Pipeline Applicant
    On March 22, in the case of Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al., v. FERC, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the plaintiffs’ complaint that the statutory requirement that the Federal Regulatory Energy…
  • Mar 22

    California Contractors Note CSLB’s “Easy-Fill” Forms And Fee Increase

    California Contractors Note CSLB’s “Easy-Fill” Forms And Fee Increase
    The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) recently announced that it has launched a series of interactive forms to help simplify the contractor license application process as well as the process that licensees are to use to change…
  • Mar 22

    SCOTUS Upholds Federal Vacancies Reform Act

    SCOTUS Upholds Federal Vacancies Reform Act
    On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of NLRB v. SW General, Inc., dba Southwest Ambulance. This case concerns the operation and application of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (FVRA). Section 3345(a) of the…
Rank this Week: 801

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/
  • Mar 10

    Arlington County Board Holds Work Session with Planning Commission to Discuss Upcoming Project

    Arlington County Board Holds Work Session with Planning Commission to Discuss Upcoming Project
    The Arlington County Board held a work session this week with representatives from the Planning Division and Planning Commission to discuss projects and priorities for the coming year. This work session provided an opportunity for County…
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
Rank this Week: 805

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
Rank this Week: 919

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Mar 15

    Hamilton and the ADA – New technology and the same old waste of money

    Hamilton and the ADA – New technology and the same old waste of money
    On January 23 the Lee Litigation Group and Scott Dinan, who frequently represent plaintiffs in ADA matters, filed suit against the producers, theater owners and others involved in the musical Hamilton. Their claim is that by failing to…
  • Mar 1

    Magee v Coca Cola – why does the Supreme Court care about vending machines?

    Magee v Coca Cola – why does the Supreme Court care about vending machines?
    I blogged last year about the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Magee v. Coca–Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., 833 F.3d 530, 531 (5th Cir. 2016) (ADA and the Internet – what non-internet cases can tell us.) as well as the…
  • Feb 2

    Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.

    Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.
    We’ve written before about the perils of private ADA settlements. The yin and yang of ADA defense. Perilous settlements and temporary victories, and Starbucks and the ADA – more perilous settlements and temporary victories.…
Rank this Week: 973

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: 937

Midwest Construction Law Blog

Midwest Construction Law Blog

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

http://www.spencerfane.com/midwestconstructionlaw/
Rank this Week: 915

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: 942

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: 1065

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

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

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1128

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Mar 22

    JD Supra’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Award

    JD Supra’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Award
    JD Supra, one of the world’s leading content distribution companies for the legal industry, announced its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2017 earlier this week. We were honored…
  • Mar 20

    Call Me Maybe? . . . Don’t Waive Your Rights Under the Right to Repair Act’s Prelitigation Procedure

    Call Me Maybe? . . . Don’t Waive Your Rights Under the Right to Repair Act’s Prelitigation Procedure
    We’ve written before about the Right to Repair Act (Civil Code Sections 895 et seq.). The Act, also commonly known as SB 800 after the bill that…
  • Mar 13

    America’s Infrastructure Gets a D+

    America’s Infrastructure Gets a D+
    The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has issued their 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, which assigns a letter grade to the nation’s infrastructure. Our country’s grade…
Rank this Week: 1364

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: 1087

Texas Construction Law Blog

Texas Construction Law Blog

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasconstructionlawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 27

    Implied Warranties: Part One (Goods)

    Implied Warranties: Part One (Goods)
    Texas law imposes certain implied warranties on the sale of goods, regardless of whether the warranties are mentioned in the contract.  In particular, Texas law creates the warranty of “merchantability” and the warranty that…
  • Dec 19

    Filing a Lien When the Work is Done for a Tenant Rather Than an Owner

    Filing a Lien When the Work is Done for a Tenant Rather Than an Owner
    Commercial landlords often allow commercial tenants to construct a buildout tailored to their business (e.g., retail stores, restaurants, redesigning office space, etc.)  Such tenants hire general contractors who in turn hire…
Rank this Week: 1340

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

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

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/wordpress/
Rank this Week: 1260

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: 1262

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

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

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

    PRESERVING YOUR RIGHTS TO SECURE PAYMENT ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (WITH EXAMPLES)

    PRESERVING YOUR RIGHTS TO SECURE PAYMENT ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (WITH EXAMPLES)
    All participants across the construction industry should understand what efforts they should take to maximize and collateralize payment.  No one wants to work for free and, certainly, no one in the construction industry wants to work…
  • Mar 15

    EBOOK: MILLER ACT PAYMENT BOND FUNDAMENTALS

    EBOOK: MILLER ACT PAYMENT BOND FUNDAMENTALS
    I finally did it!  I wrote an ebook on the fundamentals of Miller Act payment bonds.  A nuts and bolts approach focusing on the practical application of Miller Act payment bonds.  It is currently on Amazon and will be…
  • Mar 12

    “IS THE DEFECTIVE WORK COVERED BY INSURANCE?”

    “IS THE DEFECTIVE WORK COVERED BY INSURANCE?”
    I have been asked this question quite a bit from owners, in particular:  “The contractor committed defective work, but it has insurance.  Doesn’t the insurance cover this defective work?”    Ugh,…
Rank this Week: 1745

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Mar 10

    District Court denies Carpenters Union Motion to Dismiss RICO case- What it Mean

    District Court denies Carpenters Union Motion to Dismiss RICO case- What it Mean
    In a case that has been widely discussed on this blog, a United States federal district court Judge denied the Philadelphia Carpenters’ Union’s motion to dismiss a federal RICO case filed against it by the Pennsylvania…
  • Mar 1

    How to Fund Your Lawsuit to Get the Justice You Deserve

    How to Fund Your Lawsuit to Get the Justice You Deserve
    This is a guest blog post from LexShares, a leading funder of commercial litigation. They can be reached by emailing info@lexshares.com or calling 877-290-4443.  As many daily headlines in the business sections of newspapers across…
  • Feb 21

    District Court Allows DBE False Claims Act Case to Proceed

    District Court Allows DBE False Claims Act Case to Proceed
    Last week, I posted about how whistleblowers continue to receive large settlements related to DBE fraud. A somewhat recent case from the federal court in Maryland shows how whistleblowers are ferreting out DBE fraud on construction projects…
Rank this Week: 1501

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/
  • Mar 3

    Major P3 Real Estate Development Opportunities in Downtown Miami

    Major P3 Real Estate Development Opportunities in Downtown Miami
    On March 7, the Miami-Dade County Mayor will be presenting a report to the Board of County Commissioners on County-owned properties in downtown Miami that are ripe for joint development with the private sector. The upshot: the County has at…
  • Feb 27

    Opportunity to Extend Development Orders and Permits for Almost 16 Month

    Opportunity to Extend Development Orders and Permits for Almost 16 Month
    Developers must notify issuing governmental agency by July 10th to receive a new extension Holders of permits and development orders have the opportunity to toll the period remaining to exercise rights under the permit or order for nearly 16…
  • Jan 19

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

    Miami-Dade County Commission Approves Incentive-Driven Workforce Housing Ordinance
    On December 20, 2016, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved an Ordinance proposed by Commissioner Barbara Jordan that provides incentives for builders to offer workforce housing units in new developments within the…
Rank this Week: 1844

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 1639

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
  • Mar 21

    Who Has to Disclose a Defect?

    Who Has to Disclose a Defect?
    Frank Firstbuyer purchased a vacant waterfront lot, intending to build his home there. However, shortly after closing, he was advised that the southern edge of the property contained a number of invasive trees which would have to be removed.…
  • Mar 14

    Is a Company With Multiple Qualifiers Properly Licensed?

    Is a Company With Multiple Qualifiers Properly Licensed?
    Homeowners unhappy with their contractor began to ask some questions. And sure enough, in looking through the records of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation Construction Licensing Board, they found something pretty unusual…
  • Mar 7

    4 Critical Misconceptions About Arbitration

    4 Critical Misconceptions About Arbitration
    Arbitration has been a popular dispute resolution option in the construction industry. It is in fact a standard provision within many construction contracts. Generally believed to be a simpler, faster and better option to resolve a difference…
Rank this Week: 2231

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

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

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

    What You Need to Know About Florida Mechanic’s Lien Law

    What You Need to Know About Florida Mechanic’s Lien Law
    A mechanic’s lien is fairly simple in concept, but can get complicated in practice. To put it simply, this type of lien helps to provide assurances to the people who are doing the actual work on a job that they will get paid. This is…
  • Feb 21

    4 Key Elements of a Funding Agreement

    4 Key Elements of a Funding Agreement
    Major building projects typically cost millions of dollars to complete and they won’t start making any money until sometime after the construction has been finished. In order to finance these large-scale projects, a funding agreement…
  • Jan 20

    Florida Construction Law: The Notice of Acceptance

    Florida Construction Law: The Notice of Acceptance
    Construction projects can be extremely costly and complex, which is why it is important to have everything in order before anything is started. Customers and construction companies should also keep in close contact throughout the job to…
Rank this Week: 2257

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 3

    Doing Business with the Federal Government: A 3-Part Educational Webinar Serie

    Doing Business with the Federal Government: A 3-Part Educational Webinar Serie
    Event Flyer Women in Defense, Georgia Chapter presents Cohen Seglias attorneys Maria Panichelli and Amy Kirby in a 3-part educational webinar series for WOSBs, SDVOSBs, and other small businesses. February 22, 2017…
Rank this Week: 2514

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: 2629

Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Mar 15

    General construction phases that require an inspection

    General construction phases that require an inspection
    To make sure that building codes are being followed, inspections have to take place during the project. These can happen at various times, and codes and regulations do vary. However, there are a few main phases that generally trigger...
  • Mar 3

    Be wary of bid rigging, even when it's done accidentally

    Be wary of bid rigging, even when it's done accidentally
    You work in construction, so you know that bidding on jobs is just how the industry works much of the time. You also know that bid rigging -- the act of colluding with others who are technically competitors --...
  • Feb 17

    Avoiding and reacting to construction dispute

    Avoiding and reacting to construction dispute
    Your overall goal is to avoid construction disputes, and there are many steps you can take to minimize the risk. One of the most important things to do, for example, is to be very careful with the drafting of...
Rank this Week: 2137

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/
Rank this Week: 1940

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 11

    Arkansas Congressman Introduce Eminent Domain Bill

    Arkansas Congressman Introduce Eminent Domain Bill
    Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation introduced legislation that could prevent construction of a new power line that would go from Oklahoma to Tennessee. If approved, federal officials would need permission from state officials…
  • Feb 26

    NC House Approves Eminent Domain Bill

    NC House Approves Eminent Domain Bill
    The N.C. House voted 104-9 to approve a ballot question for a constitutional amendment limiting the power of eminent domain. The amendment would ban eminent domain in cases where government seizes property only to sell it to a private…
  • Feb 25

    California Considering Eminent Domain Amendment

    California Considering Eminent Domain Amendment
    The California legislature is considering a bill that could increase the likelihood condemnees will be reimbursed its litigation expenses. Under the current law, a condemnee can recover litigation expenses, such as attorneys’ and…
Rank this Week: 2062

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/
  • Feb 27

    Design Professional Liability: Does Your Contract Protect You?

    Design Professional Liability: Does Your Contract Protect You?
    Under Florida law, individual design professionals can be held liable for professional negligence, even if they did not personally contract for the professional services. Moransais v. Heathman. Moreover, Florida’s statutes governing…
  • Feb 21

    Construction Project Delivery Methods – Part II

    Construction Project Delivery Methods – Part II
    There are many options for a contractor to deliver a project to a commercial owner. As with each different project, the delivery method can change to suit the needs of the parties. Careful attention should be taken when analyzing which method…
  • Feb 10

    Performance Bond Claims: Strict Compliance With the Bond Language Is Required

    Performance Bond Claims: Strict Compliance With the Bond Language Is Required
    Performance bonds on a construction project can be a valuable asset. However, the language of the bond may be filled with traps for the unwary. A bond obligee must be careful to strictly comply with the bond language, or else the bond…
Rank this Week: 2517

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/
  • Feb 27

    Design Professional Liability: Does Your Contract Protect You?

    Design Professional Liability: Does Your Contract Protect You?
    Under Florida law, individual design professionals can be held liable for professional negligence, even if they did not personally contract for the professional services. Moransais v. Heathman. Moreover, Florida’s statutes governing…
  • Feb 21

    Construction Project Delivery Methods – Part II

    Construction Project Delivery Methods – Part II
    There are many options for a contractor to deliver a project to a commercial owner. As with each different project, the delivery method can change to suit the needs of the parties. Careful attention should be taken when analyzing which method…
  • Feb 10

    Performance Bond Claims: Strict Compliance With the Bond Language Is Required

    Performance Bond Claims: Strict Compliance With the Bond Language Is Required
    Performance bonds on a construction project can be a valuable asset. However, the language of the bond may be filled with traps for the unwary. A bond obligee must be careful to strictly comply with the bond language, or else the bond…
Rank this Week: 2382

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: 2437

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien…

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

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

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog
  • Dec 8

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)
    When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as…
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
Rank this Week: 2570

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law

By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

    Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)
    When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as…
  • Nov 20

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

    Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction
    We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D.,…
  • Aug 16

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

    Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien
    by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business,…
Rank this Week: 2114

Mo-Kan Construction Law Blog

Mo-Kan Construction Law Blog

Shares experiences and lessons learned in the construction trenches on retainage, surety bonds, indemnity issues, mechanic’s liens, payment conditions, terminations, and delays. By Lee Brumitt of Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C.

https://mokanconstructionlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 8

    Challenging Public Bid Awards in Missouri Just Got Easier, Depending on Your Perspective

    Challenging Public Bid Awards in Missouri Just Got Easier, Depending on Your Perspective
    As reported in this blog in October, 2015 in the post “The Making of a Supreme Court Case,” we predicted that the Missouri Supreme Court would take the case of Byrne and Jones Enterprises, Inc. v. Monroe City R-1 School ……
  • Apr 19

    Article Published on Controlled Insurance Programs or “Wrap Ups.”

    Article Published on Controlled Insurance Programs or “Wrap Ups.”
    Large construction projects can benefit from a Controlled Insurance Program (CIP), also known as a “Wrap Up.” In this arrangement, a single party, either the owner (OCIP) or the general contractor (CCIP), acquires…
  • Oct 14

    Attorneys’ Fees – Having Your Cake and Eating it Too

    Attorneys’ Fees – Having Your Cake and Eating it Too
    Clients frequently ask about getting attorneys’ fees from their adversaries in a construction dispute. I certainly understand the economics behind the question. Resolving construction disputes in any forum – mediation,…
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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/
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Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Nov 6

    What the Miller Act Means For You

    What the Miller Act Means For You
    In the construction industry, we speak a lot about the filing of a mechanic’s lien. But what if you are working on a public project? In the event a government project goes sour, contractors and materials suppliers must turn to the…
  • Oct 6

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You
    If you are in the construction industry, understanding public bid law can help you be aware of the potential risks/rewards of your next public works project. Public projects can be lucrative, yet they also have many pitfalls that can damage…
  • Sep 10

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract
    If you’re about to sign a construction contract, you need to be aware of some important clauses that may and/or should be incorporate into your contract. Certain clauses are critical for any contract to effectively protect your rights…
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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…
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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/
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Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
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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…
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Newfoundland and Labrador…

Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Law

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

http://www.adambaker.net
  • Jul 5

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

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

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS

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

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It

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

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

Covers foreclosures and construction defects.

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

    What You Need to Know About Florida Mechanic’s Lien Law

    What You Need to Know About Florida Mechanic’s Lien Law
    A mechanic’s lien is fairly simple in concept, but can get complicated in practice. To put it simply, this type of lien helps to provide assurances to the people who are doing the actual work on a job that they will get paid. This is…
  • Feb 21

    4 Key Elements of a Funding Agreement

    4 Key Elements of a Funding Agreement
    Major building projects typically cost millions of dollars to complete and they won’t start making any money until sometime after the construction has been finished. In order to finance these large-scale projects, a funding agreement…
  • Jan 20

    Florida Construction Law: The Notice of Acceptance

    Florida Construction Law: The Notice of Acceptance
    Construction projects can be extremely costly and complex, which is why it is important to have everything in order before anything is started. Customers and construction companies should also keep in close contact throughout the job to…
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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/
  • Mar 19

    The Opportunity for ENERGY STAR

    The Opportunity for ENERGY STAR
    While much of the media hyperbole has focused on the Trump Administration’s 2018 Budget request of $5.7 Billion for the Environmental Protection Agency, a reduction of $2.6 billion, or 31%, from the 2017 level of funding, little…
  • Mar 12

    The First BREEAM USA Certification

    The First BREEAM USA Certification
    The Oaks, a 1.3 million square foot shopping mall located in Thousand Oaks, California, owned by Macerich is the first project achieve certification under the new BREEAM In-Use program for existing buildings. Macerich, a leading owner,…
  • Mar 5

    Apply to be a Member of the ASHRAE Committee for Standard 189.1

    Apply to be a Member of the ASHRAE Committee for Standard 189.1
    ASHRAE is looking for new members to serve on the ASHRAE Project Committee for SSPC 189.1 Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings Except Low Rise Residential Buildings. The deadline to make application for Project…
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