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Insurance Coverage: January 2013

There were no significant decisions of the Supreme Court related to coverage this past quarter. The Courts of Appeal have provided us with several more decisions on contribution and subrogation. The following are brief...more

'Looney' Copyright Claim Covered: Fifth Circuit Holds Breach of Contract Exclusion Doesn't Bar Liability Insurance Coverage

When Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. (Looney) created an architectural design known as the Island Park Apartments in 1996, it probably wasn't thinking of insurance coverage law. But, it appears likely that Looney's...more

Protecting your Copyright in non-standard Construction Contracts (Law Note)

Last week I discussed copyright issues under ConsensusDOCS and AIA form contracts. This week, we’re taking a look at how to protect copyright in your design documents when you are not using a standard form contract. If...more

Copyright Protection under ConsensusDOCS and AIA–which is better? (Law note)

Which standard form contract provides “better” protection for copyright issues - ConsensusDOCS or AIA? The ever-so-helpful ”it depends” is, as usual, the answer. Are you the owner looking to use the plans you paid for...more

Construction OberView: Word to the Wise Follow-Up: the 2007 AIA Form Contract

In the last edition of Construction OberView, we focused on the respective intellectual property rights that an owner and its architect have in the plans created by the architect, but paid for by the owner. In that article,...more

Construction OberView: Word to the Wise: Owners, Beware the Architect

In a perfect world, a project owner and its architect work as team to reach the successful completion of the project. Indeed, the architect can be invaluable in helping the owner achieve its vision for the project and in...more

Current Legal Issues in Hotel Management Agreements in Russia

Current Legal Issues in Hotel Management Agreements in Russia January 2011 This article summarizes the principal legal issues in hotel management in Russia that hotel developers and operators are following in Russia...more

Who Owns The Plans? Owners, Architects And Engineers, And The Federal Law Of Copyright

Bob has been saving up for his dream home his entire life. While not an architect himself, he follows architecture trends and visits buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and I.M. Pei. After purchasing a plot of land on a...more

Energy Industry Updates for October 2010

Legal News is part of our ongoing commitment to providing legal insight to our clients and our colleagues. In this issue, we focus on the following topics: -- Offshore Wind Hits Land -- FERC Clarifies Order on...more

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