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Summary of California’s Prompt Payment Laws

The California legislature has enacted a comprehensive series of prompt payment statutes that are designed to ensure the prompt payment of progress payments and retention payments to downstream contractors by imposing harsh...more

FTA Publishes Guidance on Joint Development

Earlier this week, on August 25, 2014, the Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) published Circular 7050.1, providing much anticipated guidance for grantees interested in pursuing joint development projects within FTA’s...more

Boost for Solar Energy in Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law amendments to The Illinois Power Agency Act aimed at promoting solar power in Illinois. Utilizing deposits in the Illinois Power Agency Renewable Energy Resources Fund, these...more

Mississippi's New Construction Lien Law

On Friday, April 11, 2014, Governor Bryant signed Senate Bill 2622 and thus made that bill the new construction lien law, effective immediately, applicable to public, private and residential construction works in Mississippi....more

Establishing A Property’s Tax Valuation – Earlier is Better

Few developers think of spending precious time and resources on working with a municipality to determine the appropriate property tax valuation method and an estimated preliminary value of a real estate project during the...more

Do Construction Managers Need to be Licensed? A Case of Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke’s song Blurred Lines (or, perhaps, more accurately, its music video of models who appear to have forgotten to get dressed) seems to be this Summer’s anthem. Number 1 on the billboard charts, fodder for...more

LEED Lasts in Latest NC Bill (news note)

As many of you may be aware, the North Carolina legislature was considering a bill that would effectively take away the option of LEED certification for public projects. In a misguided effort to protect the NC timber...more

Alabama Taxpayers' Bill of Rights II Passes Easily In House; Other Important Tax Bills of Interest

On April 4, Birmingham attorney and State Representative Paul DeMarco led the effort to pass the 2013 version of the Alabama Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights II, HB 264. The House of Representatives voted 96-2 in favor of the bill....more

Changes Taking Effect to North Carolina Lien and Bond Laws

The rules are changing when it comes to North Carolina lien and bond laws. And, the new provisions are substantially altering the way in which all parties involved in lien rights – from owners, buyers, and sellers to general...more

Construction And Procurement Law News- 2012 Fourth Quarter

In this issue: - Ninth Circuit: Underbids Can Constitute False Claims - State Courts Limit CGL Coverage for Property Damage Arising From Defective Construction - Construction Contractor Prevails in...more

Legal Byte: Busted! if you “approve as to form & content?”

After negotiating an agreement for his client John, Attorney signs the agreement at the end stating that the agreement is “approved as to form and content.” A dispute arises between John and the other party, Mike. Now Mike...more

actualiteiten bouw- en aanbestedingsrecht 2e kwartaal 2012

De volgende onerwerpen komen ondermeer aan de orde: defensieopdrachten moeten in beginsel met een aanbesteding in de markt moeten worden gezet. Bij aanbestedingen is het mogelijk om met milieucriteria te werken. Eisen aan een...more

Tennessee Legislature Amends Retainage Laws

Recent amendments to the retainage statutes, which take effect July 1, 2012, enhance the penalties for failing to properly withhold, deposit and release retainage on Tennessee projects. The changes also include new...more

February 23, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: January 13, 2012

Today, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a number of opinions affecting the practice of Virginia local government law. These summaries are from the Virginia Supreme Court website.... 101168 Campbell County v. Royal...more

It's the End of Redevelopment as We Know It

When Governor Brown took office earlier this year, he was faced with a massive budget deficit – to the tune of $25 billion. While he considered a variety of measures to reduce California's glaring budget problem, Governor...more

actualiteiten bouw- en aanbestedingsrecht 4e kwartaal 2011

In het artikel komen onder andere de volgende onderwerpen aan de orde: voorstel van de EU commissie voor aanpassing van de richtlijn voor overheisopdrachten 2004/18/EG, de nieuwe drempels voor overheidsopdrachten,...more

California Supreme Court Hears Arguments on the Future of Redevelopment

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in California Redevelopment Assn. v. Matosantos, the action filed by the California Redevelopment Association, League of California Cities and others challenging the...more

Beter aanbesteden van architectendiensten: voorbeelden

Architecten aanbesteding- zo kan het ook

Steeds meer opdrachtgevers bij (decentrale) overheden kondigen aanbestedingen voor architectendiensten beter aan. Deze goede voorbeelden moeten volgens het Steunpunt architectuuropdrachten en ontwerpwedstrijden meer aandacht...more

Federal National Mortgage Association v. Larson

Contract Claim against JP Morgan Chase and Fannie Mae, shows the contract signed between US Treasury and JP Morgan Chase

Chase Bank and Fannie Mae concerning the HAMP program. This also includes the Dodd Frank Act and the NPV test. We are a firm in Utah doing this kind of work everyday for homeowners. Brian Arnold, Matt Wadsworth of Arnold &...more

Prevailing Wage Update: Projects with Public Funding of Infrastructure May be Required to Pay Prevailing Wages

The Second District Court of Appeal rendered a potentially significant decision impacting private projects that obtain public funding for public infrastructure associated with the private project. In the case of Azusa Land...more

What You Need to Know about HUB for NC State construction projects

The NC Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) plays an important role in state construction projects....more

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