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A Distinction without a Difference

On April 8, 2016, we posted a blog regarding the case of Quality Built Homes, Inc. v. Town of Carthage, ___N.C. App. ___, 766 S.E. 2d 897 (2015)(unpublished). In this case, the Court of Appeals had held that the Town of...more

When It Comes to Property Acquisitions and Private Development, Timing May Be Everything

by Nossaman LLP on

As the old adage goes, the three most important things to consider with real estate are location, location, and location. But any developer who has lived through a real estate cycle, and any public agency that is under a...more

The New Jersey Supreme Court has reopened the doors to Affordable Housing Litigation

by Cole Schotz on

The New Jersey Supreme Court has unanimously held that the administrative process run by COAH in which municipalities show compliance with affordable housing obligations is no longer working and municipalities are no longer...more

Todd Construction v. United States: Navigating Performance Evaluation Claims in the Court of Federal Claims

by Baker Donelson on

A default termination can be a nightmare for a contractor that bids on federal projects, but a negative performance evaluation can prove just as troublesome for a contractor that finishes the job. The Federal Acquisition...more

Recent Developments in Arizona Construction Law

by Snell & Wilmer on

Notable 2014 Case Law: Bonds - In Ponderosa Fire District v. Coconino County, 235 Ariz. 597 (Ct. App. Ariz. 2014), the Court of Appeals considered whether the County had discretion to decide not to call...more

What CEQA Gives, The Legislature Can Take Away: Third District Holds Special Legislation For Sacramento Kings Downtown Arena...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

The Third District Court of Appeal, in a published opinion filed November 20, 2014, affirmed the trial court’s order denying plaintiffs’ application for a preliminary injunction seeking to halt construction of a massive new...more

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge of Illinois Independent Contractor Classification Law

On October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States refused to consider a challenge to the Illinois Employee Classification Act, which classifies workers in the construction industry as employees unless they can meet...more

Easements Made Easier: Building Pipelines with the Power of Eminent Domain Under the Natural Gas Act

by Snell & Wilmer on

Any person or entity seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline and successful in obtaining a certificate of convenience and necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may exercise the power of eminent domain to...more

Charter Cities Challenge Legislation Restricting Access to State Funding Based on Compliance with Prevailing Wage Law

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Cities Sue State Calling SB 7 an Unconstitutional Restriction on Municipal Affairs - Several California charter cities challenged the constitutionality of Senate Bill 7 (SB 7) last week by filing a writ of mandate and...more

The Mechanics of Mechanics Liens

One of the most effective payment remedies for direct contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers is the mechanics lien. First conceived by Thomas Jefferson to encourage construction of the then “new” capital city of...more

The Year 2010 In Review: Public Works Projects

This article is the fifth in a series summarizing construction law developments for 2010. In This article: A. Bidding 1. Great West Contractors Inc. v. Irvine School District, 187 Cal. App. 4th 1425 (4th Dist. Aug....more

Who Knew that Mary Carter was Involved in Construction Law?

by Thomas Heintzman on

A Mary Carter agreement is a settlement agreement between a plaintiff and defendant in which the defendant remains an active party to the litigation and the claim also proceeds against other parties. The Courts have always...more

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