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Amendment Adds Clarity to Florida's Construction Statutes of Limitations and Repose

by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell on

On June 14, 2017, Florida’s Governor signed into law House Bill 377, which seeks to provide clarity to when Florida’s construction statutes of limitations and repose begin to run. The existing version of the statute, §...more

Qatar crisis highlights question of force majeure

by Dentons on

Imports of construction materials needed for the State of Qatar to deliver its World Cup and Vision 2030 infrastructure schemes are being severely impacted by the recent closing of borders by key neighbours Saudi Arabia and...more

3 Things Contractors Should Do Now to Ensure “Buy American” Compliance in the Wake of Trump’s Executive Order

by Carlton Fields on

"Buy American, Hire American" is no longer just a campaign slogan. It is the subject of an Executive Order signed by President Trump on April 19. The order details the Trump administration’s policy of ensuring compliance with...more

New administration sets stage for shift in domestic preference requirements and enforcement activities

by Dentons on

The presidential memoranda signed on January 24, 2017, by President Trump relating to the Keystone XL and Dakota Pipelines included a message of particular significance to the government contractor community: Buy American....more

Obama Trumped? Top Five Trump Targets Among Obama’s Executive Orders

The election of Donald Trump will significantly affect companies that contract with the federal government. Trump’s business background and campaign promises suggest many upcoming changes in the way the federal government...more

UK construction industry news: our contracts, industry and regulatory round-up

by Dentons on

Our construction news round-up includes our pick of industry news from the last three or four months as well as a range of contractual and regulatory issues that affect UK construction businesses....more

Brexit round-up (construction focus)

by Dentons on

It's been five months since the UK voted to leave the EU. Whichever way you look at the vote's after-effects, whether in economic, political, legal or constitutional terms, we are entrenched in a period of uncertainty – a...more

AB 1793 Amends Requirements for Contractors to Establish Substantial Compliance With State Contractor Licensing Requirements

On August 30, 2016, Governor Brown signed into law AB 1793, which amends the requirements under Business & Professions Code § 7031 for a contractor to establish “substantial compliance” with state contractor licensing...more

Building a future: addressing the Brexit challenge

by Dentons on

"Brexit means Brexit" according to Theresa May. But although the Government has now indicated that it is committed to Brexit and achieving the best possible outcome for the UK, no-one knows what form this will take or how...more

Penalties for OSHA Non-Compliance Just Got Stiffer

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements Act of 2015. The Act requires numerous federal enforcement agencies, including OSHA, to substantially...more

Are Your Services at Risk of Being Subject to North Carolina's New Sales and Use Tax?

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

The North Carolina General Assembly recently enacted a significant change to the state's sales and use tax that may require you to collect and remit additional tax if you are a service provider. Effective March 1, 2016, the...more

Brexit: Construction issues for consideration

by Dentons on

Summary – the key things you need to know - - The construction industry relies on a steady flow of investment to keep the cash flow wheels turning. Uncertainty about how the mechanics of a Brexit will work and the...more

Developer Control of Homeowner Associations Could Diminish in South Carolina

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

State Committee at work; legislation pending - The South Carolina 2015-2016 Appropriation Act established the "South Carolina Committee on Homeowners Associations." Thirteen individuals, consisting of lawmakers,...more

Turkey: Amendments to PPP legislation on way

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Republic of Turkey has been undergoing a largescale reform in the healthcare sector in the past decade, spearheaded by the Ministry of Health under its Health Transformation Program which was launched in 2003. The EUR 20...more

El condado de Miami-Dade avanza con la reforma de P3 después de que Florida aprueba una nueva legislación sobre P3

Después de meses en varios comités del Senado y la Cámara de Florida, la Legislatura del estado finalmente aprobó dos proyectos de ley relacionados que fueron firmados por el Gobernador a fines de abril. Lo que es importante...more

Illinois Bill Looks to Significantly Expand Use of P3s

by Nossaman LLP on

The Illinois Senate is currently reviewing a bill that would greatly expand the authority of public agencies in Illinois to enter into public-private partnership (P3) agreements. To date, such authority has been limited to...more

New Law in New Jersey Increases Scope of Insurance Fraud to Insurance Certificates

by Saul Ewing LLP on

Contractors should be aware of a New Jersey law that could cause them to be found liable for insurance fraud if they provide insurance certificates to owners containing false or misleading information. The new law, which goes...more

Treasury and Commerce further relax US Cuba sanctions

by Dentons on

On January 26, 2016, the Obama Administration released its third update to the US Cuba sanctions in the past two years. To effectuate these changes, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) further...more

2016 California Construction Law Update

The California State Legislature saw the introduction of 2,297 bills during the first half of the 2015-2016 legislative session of which 1,010 bills were signed into law....more

Arizona State Legislature Expands Prompt Payment to Design Professionals on Public Works Projects

by Snell & Wilmer on

Arizona law has long protected the rights of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to prompt payment. However, all such protections have not extended to design professionals. For example, in 2013, the Arizona Court of...more

Virginia Legislation Significantly Impacts Construction Industry

At its recently-concluded 2015 Regular Session, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation which will significantly affect those persons who deal with potential mechanic’s lienors. The revision to section 43-3 of the...more

Construction Defect Reform Bill Defeated

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Senate Bill 15-177, a bill introduced to reform Colorado’s construction defect litigation process, was defeated in a House of Representatives Committee on April 28, 2015 without being presented for a full vote in the House....more

Construction Law Developments in 2015 Colorado Legislative Session

by Snell & Wilmer on

In the first two months of its 2015 session, the Colorado General Assembly has introduced two bills that could have a significant impact on construction law in Colorado....more

2015 Arizona Prime Contracting Transaction Privilege Tax Reform: Will This Third Annual Legislative Enactment (SB 1446) Bridge the...

by Snell & Wilmer on

For three years in a row, the Arizona legislature has enacted significant changes to the Arizona state and local tax on construction activity, known as the “prime contracting” transaction privilege tax (TPT). If anything,...more

Understanding the 4 “P’s” Before the P3 (Public-Private Partnership)

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

To get a P3 proposal to the starting line, public officials need to make sure that there is clarity and agreement on basic issues and priorities - Aging and inadequate infrastructure, required upgrades and scarce...more

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