On April 21, 2015, the Missouri Court of Appeals in City of Chesterfield v. Frederich Construction Inc. upheld an arbitration award that included substantial attorneys' fees to the prevailing party, in a construction case...more
On May 7, 2015, less than 24 hours after the Colorado legislative session ended and just over a week after Senate Bill 177, a construction defects reform bill, died in a House committee, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued...more
On January 13, 2015, the Missouri Supreme Court issued three decisions on sales and use tax that have limited the construction industry's ability to utilize certain exemptions in those areas. Companies that utilize such...more
The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration ("OSHA") is the federal agency within the Department of Labor that is tasked with reducing workplace hazards and implementing worker health and safety protections. To that...more
Owners, contractors and other recipients of federal funds be aware: when construction or other federally-funded contracts sour, not only can contracting parties file lawsuits claiming breach of contract, but if the...more
In addition to an arid climate and plenty of sunshine, Arizona and Nevada have something more to offer contractors: a potentially advantageous position over lenders when a project goes bad.
When a project derails and...more
On March 24, 2014, new regulations for affirmative action requirements for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities from the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) took...more