2014 Construction SuperConference Recap and Lessons for 2015
Litigation of Construction Delay: Claims of Delayed Early Completion
Winning Formula for Construction Litigation – Lessons Learned from a Recent Trial Win
Polsinelli Podcasts - How Stop Work Laws May Impact the Construction Industry
California Court of Appeal Opens Doors for Construction Defect Claims Outside of the Right to Repair Act
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
Minimizing Risks in Guaranteed Maximum Price Contracting
Money Talks: Safe Places & Breach of Security (Part I)
Allen Matkins partner Ray Buddie - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
DPR Construction EVP Eric Lamb - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Shorenstein SVP Todd Sklar - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Sares Regis chief development officer Todd Regonini - SF Construction & Development Summit
Hathaway Dinwiddie CEO Greg Cosko - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
The Benefits of WRAP Insurance on Large Construction Projects - Ray Buddie
Forest City SVP Alexa Arena - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Don Donadio on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
Neill Edwards on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
Changes to California Mechanic's Lien Laws Relieve Frustration in Construction
The biennial Texas Legislative Session started January 13. Two months later, they are now setting committee hearings other than finance ones. But Mondays and Fridays are still pretty much travel days. So, last Friday I...more
My kids don’t like riding in my car.
I urge them to look outside the window (I don’t have DVD), suggest that they roll down their windows to get some fresh air (rather than have me turn on the A/C) and persist on...more
On January 27, 2015, the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, affirmed, in part, a hefty trial judgment against the Rio School District for improperly withholding retention funds in the case of FTR International, Inc....more
The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”), on behalf of the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), announced today that three teams have been shortlisted to submit detailed proposals for the Request...more
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
A recent Illinois Appellate Court decision extends the time period in which a certain type of legal claim can be made against a general contractor on a construction project. The decision, 15th Place Condominium Association v....more
The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”), on behalf of the University of California, Merced (“UC Merced”), announced on October 30, 2014 that it received Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from six teams...more
Lack of Direct Contractual Relationship Doesn’t Doom Coverage -
Why it matters:
The companies involved in a workplace accident are additional insureds pursuant to a sub-subcontractor’s policy and the insurer...more
Much of land use law involves questions over the breadth of local government powers.
Today, we're looking at a spat between two units of local government: a municipality and a school board. The decision in Gurba v....more
Remember when you discovered that the tooth fairy wasn’t real?
It was kind of a bummer on one hand learning that it wasn’t a fairy that magically appeared to swap your tooth for cold hard cash, but rather your mom or,...more
In a strongly worded 42 page decision, the Second District Appellate Court ruled in Gurba v. Community HS Dist. 155, that school districts are subject to the zoning regulations of home rule municipalities. The decision...more
The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”), on behalf of the University of California, Merced (“UC Merced”), announced on August 1, 2014 that it received Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from six teams in...more
School construction projects present special challenges and must be carefully managed to ensure that environmental issues are safely and well-handled and the health and safety of the school population is protected. New...more
The NC General Assembly kicked off its 2014 Short Session (adjournment goal of July 4th is reasonable) with bill introductions that are relevant...more
KMTG will be issuing a series of updates on new legislation signed by Governor Brown. All laws became effective January 1, 2014, unless otherwise stated.
Juvenile Court Schools—AB 631 -
AB 631 amends Education...more
The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued a decision in Gillespie Community Unit School District No. 7 v. Wight & Company that upholds the dismissal of the District’s claim of fraudulent misrepresentation against its...more
The owner of an apartment complex challenged a school district’s imposition of school impact fees that were based on the entire square footage of the owner’s new, larger apartment complex built after the demolition of an...more
Arizona has abundant sun and heat. What it does not have in abundance is funding for school districts to construct any facilities or to pay ever increasing utility bills.
Many districts are struggling to find the...more
On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 73 into law as part of the state budget package. The bill established a Clean Energy Job Creation Fund, into which up to $550 million each year will be transferred from California’s...more
This bill allows those with a degree from an accredited architectural program to ?become registered as an interior designer.?
What are the important changes in the bill??
The passage of this bill allows those who...more
In Taxpayers for Accountable School Bond Spending v. San Diego Unified School District (2013) __ Cal.App.4th __ (Case No. D060999) the Court of Appeal for the 4th District held that the San Diego Unified School District (the...more
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 allowed, for a limited period of time, the issuance of taxable state or local bonds for which the U.S. Treasury Department pays the issuer a specified percentage of interest...more
In a case demonstrating the importance of a well-crafted statement of objectives, the appellate court held that a city erred in certifying a final environmental impact report (“EIR”) and approving a project because the EIR...more
More than 4,000 bills were introduced in the California State Legislature during the 2011-2012 legislative session. Of these bills, 996 made it to Governor Brown’s desk, of which 876 were signed into law, and 120 were...more
I recently had the opportunity to do something quite fun. My torts professor from law school asked me to teach a class on “the real practice” of tort law. I got the opportunity to lecture, to show some examples of...more
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