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Renowned Architect Wins Retraction From The New York Review of Books

On August 25, 2014, The New York Review of Books issued a retraction in response to a defamation suit filed in New York State Court by well-known architect Zaha Hadid. Hadid was selected to design one of the stadiums for the...more

Re-Claiming Credit

When an employee leaves and sets up a competing business, may he or she claim experience for work done by the former employer? The Seventh Circuit recently considered whether an architect – a former employee of a firm – is...more

Will This SEC Rule Boost CRE Crowdfunding?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted a new rule that marks good news for condo-hotel developers. In the last real estate cycle, condo hotels were popular among domestic and international investors in...more

Court Approves San Francisco's Use of Class 3 CEQA Exemption for Telecommunications Project

Opinion clarifies when projects involving the construction of hundreds of new small utility structures may be exempt from environmental review - The California Court of Appeal upheld San Francisco’s determination that...more

Contractors State License Board Releases New Complaint Form Aimed at Illegal Advertising

The California Contractors State License Board (“CSLB”) has released a new complaint form aimed at illegal contractor advertising. Under California Business and Professions Code section 7048, a California contractors...more

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Update: PART 1: Infrastructure Opportuntities

BACKGROUND - On 8 September 2013, Tokyo was chosen as the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo is set to host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad from 25 July - 9 August 2020, and the Paralympic Games from 25 August...more

Manage and Control Litigation Costs By Acknowledging Realities

Managing litigation effectively, including controlling legal costs, especially litigation costs, is important for business owners, small and large. A recent article in InsideCounsel suggests that an important part of...more

Indemnity Prohibition

On January 1, 2013, new rules governing indemnification in construction contracts went into effect under SB 474 in California. The new law impacts commercial real estate, and public and residential projects. The big picture...more

Retroactive Revival Of Liability By Legislation

The US Supreme Court sometimes makes news by refusing to hear cases, not by taking them. That was certainly the case on May 29, 2012 when the Supreme Court declined to hear a case in which Minnesota’s high court upheld state...more

Spoiling Evidence Intentionally Comes With A Price

The same tools and practices that help technology users maintain and administer their computer systems in an efficient and confidential manner may also be used improperly to spoil digital data and other evidence that is...more

Beware: Lenders At Risk for Being Too Involved in Developer’s Marketing Efforts

In the years between 2003 and 2007, buyers were beating down the doors to buy lots in vacation developments in the mountains and at the beach. Developers could not produce lots fast enough to keep up with demand, and...more

Seeing Orange in the Construction Space

Little did I know when I was writing What’s in an Orange-Colored Home Improvement Business Name? — that two days later, orange-color marks would be asserted in a trademark infringement lawsuit filed in Minnesota federal...more

Dear Abby Advice for Engineers– too good not to share!

A recent column in the ENR shares a plethora of good advice for structural engineers–and any design professional–who wants to avoid a lengthy, ugly construction claim lawsuit. Among the good gems in the article: ...more

Duty to Defend a “Looney” Copyright Claim

Here’s a recent case we thought our readers would be interested in that was posted in our May 2012 Media Law Bulletin. When Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. (Looney) created an architectural design known as the Island...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

FCC Refuses to Grant Leniency on Construction of New Radio Station After Construction Permit Deadline - Cancels Permit

When building a new radio station, the FCC gives broadcasters three years in which to construct.  The deadline for construction can only be extended for limited reasons (referred to as circumstances that justify...more

Strong Interest in FCC Auction for New FM Construction Permits

The FCC today released its further Public Notice in connection with FCC Auction No. 93, which offers for sale 119 construction permits for new FM radio stations in various communities across the...more

Green Building Newsletter - January 2012

In This Edition: *Law & Policy Updates: ..Henry Gifford’s Lawsuit Against U.S. Green Building Council Dismissed; LEED 101: A Look at the Proposed LEED Update - LEED 2012; and ML Strategies Energy and Environment...more

Building Energy Performance Litigation

Does LEED-certification necessarily correlate to building energy savings? That is the crux of a lawsuit filed by Henry Gifford (along with an architect, engineer, and consultant) against the United States Green Building...more

Free Marketing Training for Architects & Engineers (Tue Tip)

Interested in A/E/C marketing Best Practices? Attend a free webinar this Thursday, sponsored by the Construction Marketing Association (CMA). The webcast will be held Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 2pm ET. Free!...more

$7000 Fine for Radio Operator Who Builds Construction Permit But Forgets to File a License Application

The failure to follow FCC filing rules when a station finished construction of new facilities under a construction permit will apparently cost a radio station $7000 according to a recent Notice of Apparent Liability released...more

FCC Stops Processing Applications By "Eligible Entities" - No Extensions of Unbuilt CPs When Sold to a Small Business

The recent decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals which overturned the FCC's 2007 rulings on newspaper-broadcast cross ownership and on diversity initiatives, took an unexpected turn today. The FCC issued a Public...more

Bank Guarantee | Court of Appeal Allows Injunction

The NSW Court of Appeal on 1 November 2010 in Lucas Stuart Pty Ltd v Hemmes Hermitage Pty Ltd [2010] NSWCA allowed an injunction preventing a call upon the performance bond because of the possible likely damage to the...more

Ohio Education Law Monthly (September 2010)

In This Issue: *Department of Labor Issues Guidance on FMLA’s Definition of In Loco Parentis *Ruling Continues Trend of Courts Strictly Construing Terms of Construction Contract *Overtime Lawsuit for Use of PDA's...more

SZD Public Law Case Law Update

SZD’s Public Law Practice Group shares its review of important Ohio public and municipal case law. Please review our relevant public law case summaries from April - June, 2010. Cases are organized by topic, listed...more

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