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Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Dec 11

    Construction Law Musings Turns 9!

    Construction Law Musings Turns 9!
    It was 9 years ago today that I announced the creation of Construction Law Musings with two lines, no picture and some vague idea that I wanted to share my thoughts and insights into Virginia construction law.  Back in 2008, Musings was…
  • Dec 1

    Humbled by Year 11 in the Virginia Business Legal Elite

    Humbled by Year 11 in the Virginia Business Legal Elite
    Thank you, once again, to the Virginia legal community that continues to elect me to the Virginia Business Legal Elite.  The eleven years in a row of election to the Legal Elite in the Construction Category spans my time at my prior firm…
  • Nov 27

    When is a Residential Subcontractor not Subject to the VCPA? Read to Find Out

    When is a Residential Subcontractor not Subject to the VCPA? Read to Find Out
    The Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA) can and often does apply to residential construction.  The transaction between a residential contractor and an homeowner has been held to fall under the consumer transaction language of the…
Rank this Week: 296

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

    Migratory Bird Treaty Act Reform is for the Bird

    Migratory Bird Treaty Act Reform is for the Bird
    The Migratory Bird Treaty Act was enacted in 1918 to protect the migratory bird population from overhunting and poaching. The Federal government has in recent years threatened that anyone involved in an otherwise legal activity may be subject…
  • Dec 10

    Blockchain has come to Real Estate

    Blockchain has come to Real Estate
    Earlier this fall an apartment in Kiev became the first real estate purchased using blockchain, portending a new era in the sale of land and improvements. It is suggested blockchain may do for the $217 trillion real estate market what the…
  • Dec 3

    Green Building Data Risk as an Opportunity

    Green Building Data Risk as an Opportunity
    Green buildings generate large quantities of data. In an age when many have opinions about Edward Snowden’s disclosures, foreign state sponsored hacking, and Uber’s massive customer data hack, most people have not considered…
Rank this Week: 762

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 20

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently
    There is chatter that the Clean Power Plan Final Rule will be released in early August, but also a strong effort to delay implementation until the various legal challenges are resolved. The stay could be imposed either judicially or…
Rank this Week: 837

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 28

    NJ Court Affirms Use Of Eminent Domain For Landfill

    NJ Court Affirms Use Of Eminent Domain For Landfill
    A NJ appellate court ruled that the state’s Sports and Exposition Authority had the right to use eminent domain to acquire a landfill to continue solid waste disposal there. The Court held that the New Jersey Sports and…
  • Nov 28

    SCOTUS Asked To Hear Tribal Land Condemnation Case

    SCOTUS Asked To Hear Tribal Land Condemnation Case
    A New Mexico utility has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a decision precluding it from condemning land for a power line because the Navajo Nation held an interest in that property. The Tenth Circuit Court…
  • Oct 31

    GA Supreme Court: Condemnees Must Be Given Appraisal Summary Before Condemnation

    GA Supreme Court: Condemnees Must Be Given Appraisal Summary Before Condemnation
    The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Marietta violated the Georgia Landowner’s Bill of Rights when it condemned a grocery store without providing a summary of its appraisal to the property owner. The City argued that…
Rank this Week: 901

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

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

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 986

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 14

    Miami-Dade County Adopts New P3 Legislation

    Miami-Dade County Adopts New P3 Legislation
    We previously wrote about Miami-Dade County’s proposed new P3 legislation, both when it was initially proposed, and prior to it being considered by the subcommittee of jurisdiction, the Government Operations Committee.  Last week,…
  • Dec 6

    Local Government Contracts and Buying American

    Local Government Contracts and Buying American
    In April 2018, President Trump issued an Executive Order calling for stricter enforcement of the federal government’s “Buy American” laws.  These laws have been on the books for several decades and generally require…
  • Dec 6

    Art in Public Places: Regulatory Burden or Opportunity?

    Art in Public Places: Regulatory Burden or Opportunity?
    The concept of art in public places is well-established in the United States. As early as the 1930s, the federal government created New Deal programs that paid artists to create works of art for display in municipal buildings and other public…
Rank this Week: 989

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 995

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

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

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
Rank this Week: 1006

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 7

    Five "Boilerplate" Terms to Negotiate in Your Next Subcontract - Part II

    Five "Boilerplate" Terms to Negotiate in Your Next Subcontract - Part II
    As was stated in Part I of this article, whether you negotiate your own subcontracts or rely on your lawyer to do the heavy lifting at contract time, a savvy subcontractor should understand the basic purpose of common subcontract…
  • Nov 3

    Five "Boilerplate" Terms to Negotiate in Your Next Subcontract

    Five "Boilerplate" Terms to Negotiate in Your Next Subcontract
    Whether you negotiate your own subcontracts or rely on your lawyer to do the heavy lifting at contract time, a savvy subcontractor should understand the basic purpose of common subcontract provisions, and be prepared to negotiate for fair and…
  • Oct 20

    Increases to Washington’s Minimum Wage

    Increases to Washington’s Minimum Wage
    As part of Washington’s Initiative 1433, approved by voters in November 2016, Washington’s minimum wage will be increased to $13.50 by January 1, 2020.  At the time the initiative was approved, Washington’s minimum wage…
Rank this Week: 1070

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: 1076

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Nov 30

    Construction Opportunities in Israel for Federal Contractor

    Construction Opportunities in Israel for Federal Contractor
    Earlier this month, my colleague, Michael Payne, and I attended Israel Industry Day sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”) and the Israeli Ministry of Defense (“MOD”) in New York City. The purpose of the…
  • Oct 10

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Requirements for Government-Furnished Estimated Quantitie

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Requirements for Government-Furnished Estimated Quantitie
    Agility Defense & Government Services, Inc. v. United States provides hope to contractors that incur higher than anticipated costs on a requirements contract or, alternatively, on construction contracts where line item prices are based on…
  • Sep 12

    Government Agency Coordination Office – PTAC: Understanding Debriefings and Protest

    Government Agency Coordination Office – PTAC: Understanding Debriefings and Protest
    1:00-2:00 PM EDT On September 20th, the California University of Pennsylvania Government Agency Coordination Office – Procurement Technical Assistance Center is hosting a webinar on all aspects of the protest process taught by…
Rank this Week: 1101

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/
  • Nov 6

    Preparing for the Changes in the New AIA 2017 Form

    Preparing for the Changes in the New AIA 2017 Form
    By: Justin L. Weisberg After a decade, the AIA  released new design and construction contract forms in April 2017.  Some of the more notable changes to the AIA construction contract documents are summarized below. Probably as a…
  • Oct 16

    Presentation Available: The Role of Insurance and Cost Reduction in EPC Contract

    Presentation Available: The Role of Insurance and Cost Reduction in EPC Contract
    London partner, Matthew E. Smith spoke on the role of insurance and cost reduction in EPC contracts at the recent Global EPC Contract & Risk Management Conference on October 12-13, 2017 in London. To view a copy…
  • Oct 2

    K&L Gates Presents at the 3rd Annual Global EPC Contract & Risk Management Conference

    K&L Gates Presents at the 3rd Annual Global EPC Contract & Risk Management Conference
    Please Join Us at the Conference and use our Sponsor Discount Code for 20% Savings We will be sponsoring and presenting at this year’s Global EPC Contract & Risk Management Conference on October 12-13, 2017 at the…
Rank this Week: 1210

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: 1239

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

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

http://constructionlawnc.com
Rank this Week: 1287

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Nov 3

    Labor Unions: Myths and Fact

    Labor Unions: Myths and Fact
      The post Labor Unions: Myths and Facts appeared first on Supplemental Conditions.
  • Aug 31

    U.S. v. Davis Casts Doubt on the Future of (Some) DBE Fraud Case

    U.S. v. Davis Casts Doubt on the Future of (Some) DBE Fraud Case
    Disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) fraud in the construction industry is a topic frequently covered on this blog.  My posts on DBE fraud are some of my most read posts and the ones that generate the most questions from readers and…
  • Aug 31

    U.S. v. Davis Casts Doubt on the Future of (Some) DBE Fraud Case

    U.S. v. Davis Casts Doubt on the Future of (Some) DBE Fraud Case
    Disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) fraud in the construction industry is a topic frequently covered on this blog.  My posts on DBE fraud are some of my most read posts and the ones that generate the most questions from readers and…
Rank this Week: 1298

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: 1344

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: 1440

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Dec 12

    Contract To Build A Building Contrary To A Building Bylaw Held To Be Illegal

    Contract To Build A Building Contrary To A Building Bylaw Held To Be Illegal
    In Nzeadibe v. Khan, 2017 CarswellBC 2251, 2017 BCSC 1456, the British Columbia Supreme Court recently held that a building contract was illegal and unenforceable because it provided for the construction of a building which would have been…
  • Nov 15

    Alberta Court Rejects Assertion That The Mortgagee Was An “Owner” Under The Builder’s Lien Act

    Alberta Court Rejects Assertion That The Mortgagee Was An “Owner” Under The Builder’s Lien Act
    In Westpoint Capital Corp. v. Solomon Spruce Ridge Inc., 2017 CarswellAlta 580, 2017 ABQB 254, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench made a number of decision relating to the priorities between lienholders and mortgagees. The court found…
  • Oct 30

    Payment Clause Held Not To Be A “Pay-When-Paid” Clause

    Payment Clause Held Not To Be A “Pay-When-Paid” Clause
    In Cardinal Contracting Ltd. v. Seko Construction (Vancouver) Ltd., 2017 CarswellYukon 107, 2017 YKSC 51, the Yukon Supreme Court recently considered whether a payment clause in a construction contract was a pay-when-paid clause which…
Rank this Week: 1446

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Dec 15

    New York MTA Approves $1.8B Design-Build Contract for the Long Island Railroad Expansion Project

    New York MTA Approves $1.8B Design-Build Contract for the Long Island Railroad Expansion Project
    The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (NYMTA) board has approved a $1.8 billion expansion project for another important milestone in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s, comprehensive, interconnected plan to improve transit…
  • Nov 20

    P3 Lawyer Appointed Federal Railroad Administration Chief Counsel

    P3 Lawyer Appointed Federal Railroad Administration Chief Counsel
    President Trump recently appointed former Seyfarth Shaw LLP (“Seyfarth”) attorney Juan D. Reyes, III as Chief Counsel of the Federal Railroad Administration (“FRA”).  Mr. Reyes was previously a partner in the real…
  • Nov 13

    LAWA Receives Technical Proposals from Three Teams for APM Project

    LAWA Receives Technical Proposals from Three Teams for APM Project
    Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced last Thursday that it has received three Technical Proposals in response to its Request for Proposals for the Automated People Mover (APM) project. Part of LAWA’s $5.5 billion Landside Access…
Rank this Week: 1648

Best Practices Construction Law

Best Practices Construction Law

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

http://www.bestpracticesconstructionlaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    Project Documentation: The Bad Little Email That Got Produced

    Project Documentation: The Bad Little Email That Got Produced
    Believe it or not, there are always a wealth of emails and other documents produced in litigation that help “make the case” for the other side. Take, for the example, the e-mail I found in the files of one…
  • Aug 11

    Project Documentation: The Bad Little Email That Got Produced

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

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

    Construction Contracts And Arbitration Provisions: Is The Word “May” Mandatory? Maybe!
    You don’t always say what you mean. And you don’t always mean what you say.  In construction contracts, parties attempt to use plain and ordinary words to describe their respective obligations. As an example, when the…
Rank this Week: 1773

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/
  • May 31

    Your Forum Selection Clause Might Not Be As Strong As You Think It I

    Your Forum Selection Clause Might Not Be As Strong As You Think It I
    Last week, I blogged about the Southeast Caissons, LLC v. Choate Construction Company case, in which the North Carolina Court of Appeals held that a general contractor could not enforce a forum selection clause in a subcontract that was…
  • May 23

    The Subcontract’s Unsigned, the Work is Complete and a Dispute Has Arisen — Now What?

    The Subcontract’s Unsigned, the Work is Complete and a Dispute Has Arisen — Now What?
    In order for an agreement to constitute a valid contract that courts or arbitrators will enforce, both parties to the agreement must mutually assent to all of the terms of the deal.  The fancy Latin term for this mutuality requirement…
  • Jan 11

    Improving the Odds for a Jackpot Year for Your Commercial General Contracting Busine

    Improving the Odds for a Jackpot Year for Your Commercial General Contracting Busine
    Wednesday’s Powerball drawing promises the winner a $1.3 $1.5 billion (yes, that’s “billion” with a “b”) jackpot.  Unfortunately, your odds of picking the winning numbers are about 1 in 292 million, or…
Rank this Week: 1810

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 13

    Are You Using New I-9 Form and Electronically Submitting OSHA 300A?

    Are You Using New I-9 Form and Electronically Submitting OSHA 300A?
    by Mark A. Cobb Contractors constantly run the balance between running a viable and profitable business and executing and performing quality work under their contracts.  Our blog attempts to keep our readers up to date on issues which…
  • Dec 8

    A Christmas List to Improve Construction Project

    A Christmas List to Improve Construction Project
    By Mark A. Cobb As construction attorneys working throughout Georgia, the Cobb Law Group stays busy. Because we represent project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, we come across the same issues…
  • Oct 11

    New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule

    New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule
    by Robby Stubley Recent changes to Georgia’s laws have made changes that impact businesses and their decision makers.  Specifically, House Bill 192, codified at O.C.G.A. § 7-1-490(c) for banks and O.C.G.A. § 14-2-830(c)…
Rank this Week: 1864

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: 1963

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: 1974

Home Contractor vs. Homeowner

Home Contractor vs. Homeowner

Covers construction disputes, contracts, mechanic's liens and more. By Andrea Goldman.

http://andreagoldmanlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    Why You Need a Lawyer to Review Your Home Improvement Contract

    Why You Need a Lawyer to Review Your Home Improvement Contract
    The economy is good.  Home improvement contractors are busy, and homeowners are finally undertaking those renovation projects that they postponed when times were bad.  You’ve done your research and found a great…
  • Sep 15

    What to Do When Subcontractors and Suppliers Ask the Owner for Payment

    What to Do When Subcontractors and Suppliers Ask the Owner for Payment
    When owners discover that their contractor has not paid subcontractors and suppliers, anxiety immediately sets in.  Contractors who are not adept at running their businesses end up with cash flow problems and operate on credit.  The…
  • Aug 15

    What to do When Your Contractor Doesn't Pay Subcontractors and Supplier

    What to do When Your Contractor Doesn't Pay Subcontractors and Supplier
    Recently I was contacted by some homeowners when their contractor told them that he had run into financial troubles and would not be completing their renovation work.  They quickly discovered that he had not paid numerous subcontractors…
Rank this Week: 1985

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: 1995

Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

Covers the analysis and management of legal risks for entrepreneurs, small businesses, community associations (homeowners associations) and other non-profit organizations. By Linda E. Cummings.

http://msquire.wordpress.com
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face.  Indeed, the idea that…
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face. …
  • Oct 13

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
Rank this Week: 2112

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://www.hawaii-attorney.net/blog/
  • Dec 13

    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 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…
Rank this Week: 2157

Florida Construction Law News

Florida Construction Law News

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

http://floridaconstructionupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 2269

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: 2373

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.

https://www.spencerfane.com/blogs/midwest-construction-law/
Rank this Week: 2388

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: 2392

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Oscar Rivera Profiled in Today’s Daily Business Review

    Oscar Rivera Profiled in Today’s Daily Business Review
    The firm’s Oscar R. Rivera was the subject of a profile article in today’s edition of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper.  The article, which is titled…
  • Oct 16

    Important Changes in 2017 Edition of AIA Contract Document

    Important Changes in 2017 Edition of AIA Contract Document
    The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) contract documents, which are generally regarded as the construction industry standards, are updated by the organization every 10 years, and the 2017 update released earlier this year contains…
  • Aug 24

    40 Years & Looking Forward: The Celebration of the Firm’s Big 4-0 Continue

    40 Years & Looking Forward: The Celebration of the Firm’s Big 4-0 Continue
    Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. achieved a significant milestone this year, celebrating 40 years of providing quality legal service to the South Florida, Florida and national communities. As we enter the…
Rank this Week: 2396

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/
  • Dec 6

    The Ontario “Construction Lien Amendment Act” Passe

    The Ontario “Construction Lien Amendment Act” Passe
    On December 5, 2017, the Ontario Legislature passed Bill 142 – the “Construction Lien Amendment Act” which will dramatically change and modernize the Ontario Construction Lien Act (to be re-named the Construction Act)…
  • Sep 21

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  • Sep 21

    Hacked By By XwoLfTn

    Hacked By By XwoLfTn
    Hacked By XwoLfTn Long life for Tunisia  long life to Palestine ./Exit  
Rank this Week: 2498

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3022

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 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…
Rank this Week: 3161

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Dec 10

    “Dwellings” and discrimination under the Fair Housing Act

    “Dwellings” and discrimination under the Fair Housing Act
    Sanzaro v. Ardiente Homeowners Ass. et al, 2:11-cv-01143-RFB,  2017 WL 5895133 (D. Nevada June 29, 2017) asks whether the clubhouse in a planned development is a “dwelling” for purposes of the Fair Housing Act. The…
  • Dec 3

    The nightmare before Christmas – ADA violations where everything is not enough.

    The nightmare before Christmas – ADA violations where everything is not enough.
    Brooke v. A-Ventures, LLC, 2:17-CV-2868-HRH, 2017 WL 5624941, at *1 (D. Ariz. Nov. 22, 2017) is a case with an unusual procedural posture and a holding that shows a frightening misunderstanding of issues concerning website development.…
  • Nov 20

    Quick Hits – Our Black Friday special offer

    Quick Hits – Our Black Friday special offer
    Black Friday is approaching. In honor of the annual sales we’ve collected a bevy of cases containing helpful lessons for any business subject to the ADA or Fair Housing Act. Siler v. Abbott House, Inc.,  2017 WL…
Rank this Week: 3335

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: 3516

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: 3525

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 12

    Don’t Lien for Non Lienable Service

    Don’t Lien for Non Lienable Service
    A general contractor entered into a contract to remodel a house. He hired a number of subcontractors to complete the contracted work. The interior designer wasn’t one of them; she had a direct contract with the owner but she…
  • Dec 5

    Dealing With Shop Drawing

    Dealing With Shop Drawing
    The devil is in the details. This is particularly true in construction. While the plans and specifications present a good deal of information about the project as a whole, submittals and shop drawings provide tradesmen the necessary details…
  • Nov 28

    Safety is Job One

    Safety is Job One
    Construction is a dangerous profession which prescribed safety plans attempt to mitigate. However, the actual or perceived delegation of safety obligations done incorrectly can create liability. It is therefore especially important to clarify…
Rank this Week: 3550

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

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

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Dec 15

    BAD FAITH IN THE CONTEXT OF PROPERTY INSURANCE CLAIMS (WEBINAR)

    BAD FAITH IN THE CONTEXT OF PROPERTY INSURANCE CLAIMS (WEBINAR)
    Recently, I participated in a national webinar involving insurance bad faith in the property insurance context.  My section of the webinar dealt with the elements and burden of proof in demonstrating bad faith by an insurer in…
  • Dec 14

    CGL INSURER’S DUTY TO DEFEND INSURED DURING PRE-SUIT 558 PROCESS: MAYBE?

    CGL INSURER’S DUTY TO DEFEND INSURED DURING PRE-SUIT 558 PROCESS: MAYBE?
    In earlier postings, I discussed the issue of whether Florida Statutes Chapter 558′s pre-suit construction defects process triggers a CGL insurer’s duty to defend.  The issue was whether Florida’s 558 pre-suit…
  • Nov 30

    FIVE-YEAR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON PERFORMANCE-TYPE SURETY BONDS

    FIVE-YEAR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON PERFORMANCE-TYPE SURETY BONDS
    The statute of limitations on a claim against a performance-type bond is 5 years from the breach of the bond, i.e., the bond-principal’s default (based on the same statute of limitations that governs written contracts /…
Rank this Week: 3602

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
  • Oct 27

    How Contract Drafting Effects the Establishment of a Lien Fund

    How Contract Drafting Effects the Establishment of a Lien Fund
    According to the New York Lien Law, a mechanic’s lienor who is a subcontractor may only recover on its lien claim if it can establish there is a Lien Fund. That means the lienor must establish that funds were due and owing from the…
  • Sep 12

    When The Party Is Over For A Party Wall

    When The Party Is Over For A Party Wall
    A recent case from Supreme Court, New York County, clarifies a limit to the rights of a property owner that shares a party wall with a neighbor who redevelops its site without relying on the party wall. The post When The Party Is Over For A…
  • Jul 24

    Willful Exaggeration Standard Remains High

    Willful Exaggeration Standard Remains High
    For those in the construction industry, mechanics’ liens are sure to be a familiar occurrence. And, for those who have ever had a project of theirs liened, they will be aware of the tenacity of these legal devices. Mechanics’…
Rank this Week: 3661

Texas Construction Law Blog

Texas Construction Law Blog

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Nov 15

    A Myth About Delay – Revisited

    A Myth About Delay – Revisited
    Construction lawyers routinely deal with delay claims. I have presented or defended more of them than I can remember.  That is why I was curious when, earlier this year, I received a series of email invitations to presentations on the…
  • Sep 1

    Softening a Hurricane’s Blow: Force Majeure and Builder’s Risk

    Softening a Hurricane’s Blow: Force Majeure and Builder’s Risk
      Co-authors: Russell Jumper and Tim Fandrey Hurricane Harvey caused severe destruction in Texas with its significant winds and historic rainfall. But Harvey may also prove to be a costly lesson for many project owners and contractors.…
  • Sep 1

    Softening a Hurricane’s Blow: Force Majeure and Builder’s Risk

    Softening a Hurricane’s Blow: Force Majeure and Builder’s Risk
      Co-authors: Russell Jumper and Tim Fandrey Hurricane Harvey caused severe destruction in Texas with its significant winds and historic rainfall. But Harvey may also prove to be a costly lesson for many project owners and contractors.…
Rank this Week: 3690

Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Dec 8

    Does your contract allow too much wiggle room?

    Does your contract allow too much wiggle room?
    Business negotiations are both an art and a skill. For those in the real estate development and/or construction industries, profits can rise or fall dependent upon the terms of a contract. The best contracts are air-tight and clearly…
  • Nov 24

    Should you file a mechanic's lien?

    Should you file a mechanic's lien?
    If you are a supplier or subcontractor working under a shady contractor and the contractor fails to pay you for goods or services, you may be faced with filing a mechanic's lien against the homeowner's property. It can seem...
  • Nov 10

    Ooops! Whose insurance covers construction mistakes?

    Ooops! Whose insurance covers construction mistakes?
    If you are a contractor, you know that even the best intentions can lead to mistakes, and sometimes they can be quite costly to repair. In these scenarios, whose insurance picks up the tab — yours or the homeowner's?...
Rank this Week: 3712

Grimshaw Blog

Grimshaw Blog

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

http://www.grimshaw.co.nz/news-resources/
Rank this Week: 3738