George Rahn, Jr.

George Rahn, Jr.

Saul Ewing LLP

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Construction Law Advisory - August 2015

Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”) is a powerful tool for contractors and subcontractors to ensure that they receive prompt payment for their work and may entitle them to expansive remedies,...more

9/3/2015 - American Arbitration Association Arbitration CASPA Competitive Bidding Construction Industry Contractors Department of Transportation DOT Enforcement Actions Government Contractors Inside Information Joinder Mediation Natural Gas P3s PA Supreme Court Prompt Payment Public Projects Subcontractors Telecommunications Wireless Industry

Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act Does Not Apply to Public Projects

Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”) is a powerful tool for contractors and subcontractors to ensure that they receive prompt payment for their work and may entitle them to expansive remedies,...more

9/1/2015 - CASPA Contractors Prompt Payment Public Projects Subcontractors

Saul Ewing Top Ten Construction Clauses: Substantial Completion

Substantial completion is described in AIA Document A201™-2007 as “the stage in the progress of the Work when the Work or designated portion thereof is substantially complete in accordance with the Contract Documents so that...more

8/27/2015 - Architects Construction Contracts Construction Industry General Contractors Occupancy Permits Substantial Completion

Tax Court Finds that Non-Profit Hospital Does not Qualify for Property Tax Exemption

In a June 25, 2015 opinion in AHS Hospital Corp. v. Town of Morristown, Judge Bianco of the New Jersey Tax Court ruled, as a matter of first impression, that the Morristown Medical Center ("MMC"), a non-profit hospital, does...more

7/9/2015 - Appeals Healthcare Hospitals NJ Supreme Court Property Tax Tax Court Tax Exemptions

Pennsylvania Court Decision Highlights Importance of Properly Invoking Attorney-Client Privilege

On June 5, 2015, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania held that a hospital, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside (“UPMC”), was improperly ordered to produce information concerning a May 11, 2011 board meeting during which there was a...more

7/7/2015 - Attorney-Client Privilege Board Meetings Board of Directors Healthcare Hospitals

Top Ten Construction Clauses: Change Orders and Change Directives

Construction contracts typically provide for changes in the scope of work through change orders, construction change directives and orders for minor changes. AIA Document A201-2007 and the ConsensusDocs Standard Agreement...more

7/2/2015 - AIA Construction Forms Construction Contracts Construction Industry Contract Drafting Contract Terms Contractors

Construction Law Advisory - May 2015

In This Issue: - Beware of penny bidding: Contractors could be stuck footing the bill for differing site conditions - Pennsylvania Supreme Court weighs whether good faith refusal to pay is a factor in awarding...more

5/5/2015 - Arbitration Attorney's Fees Competitive Bidding Construction Contracts Construction Industry Construction Site Contractors General Contractors New Legislation P3s PA Supreme Court Public-Private Partnerships Site Condition Claim

Top Ten Construction Clauses - The Differing Site Conditions Clause

This clause is intended to address equitable adjustments to contract clauses when site conditions are different than anticipated under the contract terms. AIA Document A201-2007, General Conditions ¶3.7.4 provides that if the...more

5/1/2015 - AIA Construction Forms Construction Industry Contract Terms Contractors General Contractors Site Condition Claim

TOP TEN Construction Clauses - The “Work” Clause

This clause defines the scope of work in a construction project and the definition varies by source. For instance, American Institute of Architects Document A201-2007 defines "Work" as "construction and services required by...more

3/25/2015 - Construction Contracts Construction Industry Contract Disputes Contract Drafting Contractors General Contractors

New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division rules that physicians’ damages for breach of contract with hospital are limited to...

The New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division recently ruled that the damages a physician-independent contractor can recover are limited to those sustained during a notice period in the physician’s contract. The decision...more

9/17/2014 - Appeals Breach of Contract Contract Disputes Hospitals Physicians Termination Clauses

New Jersey Supreme Court affirms award of bid that deviates from proposal

The New Jersey Supreme Court has affirmed a state agency’s decision to award a contract to the lowest bidder even though the bid did not comply with the scope-of-work requirements of a request for proposal. Matthew J....more

8/5/2014 - Bids Commercial Leases DOL Public Projects Request for Proposals Scope of Work

New AAA Construction Rules Offer Certainty to Arbitration of Construction Disputes

The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) unveiled supplementary rules for construction proceedings that seek to remove some uncertainty from the resolution of construction disputes. The new rules, which took effect on...more

6/20/2014

Federal Sequester Likely to Affect Construction Industry

Continued budget cuts likely will trigger construction issues and disputes in the coming months and years. As a result, contractors should take precautions on federally funded construction projects. ...more

3/13/2013 - Sequestration Spending Cuts

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