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The Applicability of Pennsylvania’s Mechanics Lien Law to Oil and Gas Well and Pipeline Construction Projects

The owner and contractors on a construction project usually anticipate that all parties will be properly paid for work performed. In reality, however, it is not uncommon for issues to arise related to the payment of a...more

OSHA Reinstates ERA Whistleblower And Issues Daunting Preliminary Order

On May 15, 2013, OSHA determined that Enercon Services Inc. (Company), an engineering firm that provides nuclear power facilities with engineering support services, violated the whistleblower provisions of the Energy...more

Legal Alert: IRS Clarifies "Binding Written Contract" Definition in Renewable Energy Tax Credit Begun Construction Guidance

On April 25, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service updated guidance issued on April 15, 2013, that explained how to satisfy the new “begun construction” requirement for the renewable energy section 45 production tax credit (PTC)...more

Superior Court Strikes Down Numeric Effluent Limits in California's Construction General Permit

On December 2, 2011, the Sacramento Superior Court invalidated the numeric limits on turbidity and pH in California's Construction General Permit (CGP) because the limits were not supported by substantial evidence. The State...more

Lawsuit Challenging Legitimacy of LEED Program Could Have Major Implications

A significant new lawsuit was recently filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, that could have major implications for the entire segment of the design and construction industry that...more

Complaint against Gas Co., Engineering Co and Engineer for Negligent Surveying of Gas Well and Access Road causing vehicle...

Type of lawsuit you do not see everyday. Complaint against Natural Gas Co., Engineering Co and Engineer for Negligent Surveying of Gas Well and Access Road causing vehicle accident. The Defendants place a surveying...more

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