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New exemption under ILSA for condo units: relief for developers, key points to note

President Barack Obama has signed into law an amendment to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act of 1968 (ILSA). The new law, signed by the President on September 30, expands registration exemptions under ILSA...more

New Amendment to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) could be Good News for Condominium Developers

On September 26, 2014, President Obama signed into law House Resolution 2600 that adds the sales of condominium units to the list of “partial” exemptions under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA). With the...more

Tweaked & Overhauled: The Latest on Virginia Construction Law

Each year, Virginia’s legislature overhauls or tweaks existing legislation and occasionally enacts entirely new legislation of which construction industry operators should remain aware. This year was no exception. The...more

Construction & Land Use Newsletter - Volume 5, Issue 3 - September 2013

In This Issue: - When Do Virginia Contractors Need a License? - Newberry Station: Political Contributions & Political Realities - Excerpt from Newberry Station: Political Contributions & Political Realities:...more

Illinois House Considers Bill to Allow “Bonding Off” of Mechanics Liens

Lenders in Illinois might want to take note of pending Illinois House Bill 2804. The bill would amend the Mechanics Lien Act, so as to allow “bonding off” of mechanic liens for the first time in Illinois. Nearly every state...more

Will Your Indemnity Clauses be Unenforceable on January 1, 2013?

Amendments to California’s construction indemnity statutes will go into effect on January 1, 2013. Your commercial construction contracts may need to be modified or other strategies may need to be implemented or your...more

Massachusetts Prompt-Pay Act Heads to Governor's Desk

The Massachusetts legislature has just passed an act that is likely to fundamentally affect payment terms on private construction projects. If signed into law by Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick (who has until August 10, 2010, to do...more

Florida's New Condominium and Homeowners' Associations Laws

Legislative Amendments Affect Chapter 718 (Condominium Act) and Chapter 720 of the Florida Statutes On June 1, 2010, Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law Senate Bill 1196, which amends, among other things, portions of...more

No Settlement in $58,000,000 Judgment Against Homebuilder Bob Perry

The seemingly endless lawsuit between two homeowners and their builder will continue, now that post-verdict mediation has failed. An article in the New York Times reports that settlement discussions have broken down between...more

Multi-Prime Contracting and Public Construction in Ohio: A Thing of the Past?

Public construction in Ohio accounts for nearly $3 billion a year in state spending. These projects include everything from renovations to state government buildings to local school buildings through the Ohio School...more

New Legislation on Wrap-up Insurance And Indemnity Clauses

Owners, developers and major general contractors are ramping up their use of wrap-up insurance policies on building and industrial projects. When sponsored by an Owner, wrap-ups are dubbed Owner-Controlled Insurance Program...more

Déjà Vu: Pennsylvania Re-Amends Its Lien Law to Again Permit Broad Waivers of Lien Rights on Residential Property Projects

The passage of amendments in 2006 to the Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 (the "Lien Law") was a focus of considerable discussion. For the first time in 43 years, the Pennsylvania legislature revisited the statute and...more

Federal Court Limits Retroactive Application of FCA Amendments

Congress recently expanded contractors’ liability under the civil False Claims Act (FCA). The substantive changes include eliminating the presentment requirement, adding liability for claims seeking non-United States funds,...more

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