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Even though the Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has not yet promulgated its promised revised construction contractor regulations, the agency sent the construction contracting community a clear enforcement...more
The doctrine of equitable estoppel bars a party from denying a fact, or opposing a claim, based on that party's previous statements or conduct. As a general rule, depending on the circumstances, it can be based on either...more
A number of significant changes to North Carolina’s lien and bond statutes were just signed into law. In part, these changes are in reaction to concerns from the title insurance industry about so-called “hidden” liens, the...more
Can a supplier of construction materials be considered a "subcontractor" for purposes of enforcing its claim on a public works payment bond? The answer is "yes" according to a recent decision of the California Court of...more
Effective July 1, all of the existing statutes governing mechanics liens, stop notices and payment bonds in California will be repealed and replaced by updated statutes.
In September 2010, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr....more
On February 23, 2012, the Snell & Wilmer Infrastructure Development and Project Finance Industry Group hosted “Moving Nevada Forward,” its first annual forum on Nevada public private partnerships. The event was well attended...more
The California Court of Appeal clarified the law on a public entity’s right to recover attorneys’ fees in connection with its withholding of funds from a general contractor because of a stop notice filed by a subcontractor. ...more
Contractors and others involved in the construction industry should be aware of several new laws enacted this past year, and one enacted the year before, that take effect in 2012 and later. The new laws, which are intended to...more
With the new year comes a host of changes to laws impacting the construction industry in California. Addressed below are some of the most important new laws to be aware of. Unless otherwise noted, all of these laws take...more
Contractors looking for gold in California will have to mine harder these days to find it in public works construction contracts after Greg Opinski, P&D Consultants, and other recent decisions. Thus, California contractor...more
It has long been the rule in California that a contractor on a fixed price public works project generally cannot recover additional compensation simply because unanticipated difficulties are encountered. However, consistent...more
This article is the fifth in a series summarizing construction law developments for 2010.
In This article:
1. Great West Contractors Inc. v. Irvine School District, 187 Cal. App. 4th 1425 (4th Dist. Aug....more
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