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SB-30 and its Implications for Doing Public Work Construction for the State of California – Another Risk to Manage

by Snell & Wilmer on

Summary of SB-30 - Senate Bill 30 California-Mexico Border: Federally Funded Infrastructure (“SB-30”) was introduced on December 5, 2016 by Democrat Senator Ricardo Lara, who is its primary sponsor. SB-30 is an act to add...more

Property Acquisition: Five Signs of Trouble Ahead

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As much as public agencies want infrastructure projects to go smoothly, they rarely do. Even when a project is seemingly rolling along through right of way acquisition, there are still hurdles that inevitably impact budgets...more

Eighth Circuit Dismisses Interlocutory FCA Appeal for Lack of Jurisdiction

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In this April 2016 decision, the Eighth Circuit held that it lacked jurisdiction to consider the appeal of a two-state agency seeking review of a denial of its motion for summary judgment. Below the two-state agency had...more

District Court Preliminarily Enjoins Majority of Department of Labor “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Final Rule

On October 24, 2016, the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas preliminarily enjoined the majority of the Department of Labor’s Final Rule implementing President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13673 that imposed...more

The Quiet War Between California’s Charter Cities and the State’s Prevailing Wage Law

Behind the scenes a quiet war is raging. A war pitting local sovereignty, on one hand, against a Depression-era law intended to help those working on state and local public works projects, on the other....more

Government Can Be Estopped from Going Back on Precondemnation Promises

by Nossaman LLP on

When the government promises to do one thing and then does another, it usually has myriad excuses. Sometimes it claims that its staff (the people with whom the opposing side are typically interacting) cannot bind the agency....more

A Case to Watch: Highway Contractor Appeals $663M False Claims Act Judgment

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On August 31, 2015, highway contractors Trinity Industries, Inc. and Trinity Highway Products, LLC (collectively, Trinity) appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit a $663,360,750 final judgment entered...more

Todd Construction v. United States: Navigating Performance Evaluation Claims in the Court of Federal Claims

by Baker Donelson on

A default termination can be a nightmare for a contractor that bids on federal projects, but a negative performance evaluation can prove just as troublesome for a contractor that finishes the job. The Federal Acquisition...more

Bribery Is Not a Free Speech Right, Judge Says

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In late 2012, a California district attorney’s office obtained an indictment charging 18 defendants, including school board members, administrators and contractors, with conspiracy, bribery, perjury, filing false gift reports...more

Charter Cities Challenge Legislation Restricting Access to State Funding Based on Compliance with Prevailing Wage Law

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Cities Sue State Calling SB 7 an Unconstitutional Restriction on Municipal Affairs - Several California charter cities challenged the constitutionality of Senate Bill 7 (SB 7) last week by filing a writ of mandate and...more

Controversial Baltimore City Local Hiring Ordinance is Enacted

by Baker Donelson on

A controversial new law is set to take effect soon. Legislation was introduced in the Baltimore City Council that requires employers benefitted by city contracts and subsidies to take measures to hire Baltimore City...more

Recent Appellate Court Opinion Discusses Legal Challenges To The Debarment Of Contractors By Public Bodies

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Public bodies must adhere to the principles of procedural due process when debarring a contractor from bidding on its projects. But even when a public body provides due process, it may be subject to litigation....more

Construction E-Note - October 2, 2013

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - Burr Appellate Victory Featured in Constructor Magazine - Fifth Circuit Expected to Soon Rule on Constitutionality of Mississippi’s Stop Notice Statute - No Choice in the Matter - Government...more

Virginia Court Declares PPP Toll Financing Arrangement Unconstitutional

by White & Case LLP on

In many ways, the state of Virginia’s Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA), which allows new, innovative methods of financing from private sources to supplement state funding and public debt financing, has been a model...more

Cuba Practice Update -- May 16, 2013

by Akerman LLP on

Law to Punish Companies with Cuba Ties Struck Down - Last week, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami declared unconstitutional a 2012 Florida law intended to prevent foreign companies with ties to Cuba — or...more

California Supreme Court Rules That State’s Prevailing Wage Law Is Not Quite So Prevailing: Charter Cities Need Not Require...

by Littler on

On July 2, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in State Building and Constructions Trades Councils of California, AFL – CIO v. City of Vista, No. S173586. The court held that locally funded...more

The Year 2010 In Review: Public Works Projects

This article is the fifth in a series summarizing construction law developments for 2010. In This article: A. Bidding 1. Great West Contractors Inc. v. Irvine School District, 187 Cal. App. 4th 1425 (4th Dist. Aug....more

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