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Vincent Nelan

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11th Circuit Affirms No Indemnity for a Subcontractor's Deceased Employee Under Employee Exclusion Contained in General...

On April 24, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued an opinion affirming summary judgment deny a claim by the estate of a subcontractor's employee against a general contractor's commercial...more

4/28/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies General Contractors Indemnification Subcontractors Wrongful Death

Long Term Care Construction Opportunities

Based on the long term care projects with which we have recently been involved, there appears to be great opportunity for growth in the construction of long term care facilities. This is attributed to the ever-growing aging...more

3/18/2014 - Construction Contracts Long Term Care Facilities Long-Term Care

Increase to Federal Construction Minimum Wage May Mean Little

It has been widely reported that during his State of the Union address the President will announce a plan to issue an executive order requiring construction workers on federal projects be paid a minimum wage of at least...more

1/28/2014 - Construction Contracts Construction Workers Contractors Federal Contractors Minimum Wage

Violation of Lease Provisions Can Negate a Mechanic and Materialman's Lien

Construction professionals performing work and supplying materials to a project for a tenant on leased property may want to see a copy of the lease before they agree to participate and may need to monitor compliance with the...more

6/25/2013 - Landlords Leases Liens Materialman's Lien Mechanics Lien Tenants

Private Judges: An Alternative Version of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Some states have enacted legislation to allow parties to present their civil cases to a private judge to resolve disputes that would normally be heard in a traditional court. In some instances, the parties are able to select...more

4/4/2013 - Private Judges

Changes in Alabama’s Retainage Laws

The Alabama Code was recently amended in a number of important ways affecting the retainage that may be withheld on private construction projects in Alabama. These changes took effect on September 1, 2011, and only contracts...more

3/11/2013 - Contractors Retainage Subcontractors

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