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Developers Beware: Consumer Protection Procedures Act Strikes Again in D.C.

A recent court decision emphasizes the need for real estate developers to proceed with caution when making representations to potential home buyers in the District of Columbia, as well as in other jurisdictions with similar...more

Roofing Contractors, Don’t Mess With Texas Insureds!

Hailstorms are inevitable in Texas, and so is the experience of the typical homeowner in their aftermath. Countless flyers are taped to the front door, yard sign ads spring up in the neighborhood, and the phone and doorbell...more

Disclosing Lawsuits To Buyers Of Residential Property

Sellers of existing residential property are required by California law to make various disclosures to a prospective buyer. [See generally Disclosures In Real Property Transactions, published by the California Department of...more

CEQA Litigation: The Cost Of Doing Business In California

There has been a lot of news lately on the costs of CEQA litigation, as well as the potential for the statute to be used as a tool to stop development, good or bad, or exact concessions or pay-offs. What is CEQA? CEQA, or...more

The Lesser of Two Evils? Court Holds that Statutory Measure of Recovery Under a Mechanic’s Liens Is the Lesser of Reasonable Value...

In Appel v. Superior Court (No. B244590, 3/11/13), California’s Second District Court of Appeal held that the proper measure of a mechanic’s lien claim is the lesser of the reasonable value of the services and materials...more

Lenders Beware: The Risks of Creating a Fiduciary Relationship With Your Borrower

In the wake of the collapse of the real estate market, banks across the country have seen a significant increase in cases brought by developers and individual buyers alike seeking to avoid their loan obligations on their...more

The 123s of Current North Carolina Lien Law: Issues for Owners

Issues for Owners facing a Lien on their Property in North Carolina....more

Common Sense Tip: Don't Lose Your Cool When Sued!

What to do immediately if you are sued....more

The ABCs of Current Lien Law in North Carolina

Explanation of the current lien law in North Carolina for contractors and design professionals....more

Defining "Substantial Completion" on the Construction Project

This article discusses the legal concept of "substantial completion" on the construction project....more

Defining the Architect's and Engineer's "Standard of Care"

This article discusses the legal "standard of care" for architects, engineers, and other design professionals on construction projects....more

The 6 Implied Warranties on NC Construction Projects

This article discusses the 6 implied warranties for construction projects in North Carolina, and contains information that every builder or owner should know....more

Illinois Supreme Court Holds That Oral Contracts Not Necessarily Unenforceable, But Why Risk It?

On September 23, 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court held that, pursuant to Illinois' Home Repair and Remodeling Act ("Act"), oral contracts were not necessariliy unenforceable. As such, contractors owed money pursuant to oral...more

NY Indemnification Clauses of Contracts Must Meet the “Exacting” Test

A recent decision by the Appellate Division of the First Department of New York will have a reverberating effect on how indemnification language will be negotiated and drafted in New York contracts and undoubtedly influence a...more

New York Panel Rules that Indemnification Clauses of Contracts Must

New York Panel Rules that Indemnification Clauses of Contracts Must Meet the "Exacting" Test to Entitle a Prevailing Party to Attorney's Fees. A recent decision by the Appellate Division of the First Department of...more

Capital Finance Adds Community Banking Lender Liability Expert

Capital Finance Adds Community Banking Lender Liability Expert...more

Handling Threats of Contract Termination on a Construction Project

In the construction field, threats of contract termination can strike terror in heart of a small contractor. Learn how to deal with such threats to minimize any damages claims....more

Managing Changes to the Construction Project

Changes will always occur on construction projects-- no matter how small or streamlined the project may seem. Learn how to handle changes in project scope, cost, or time, to avoid contract disputes at the end....more

Understanding the Construction Contract Before You Sign It

Before you sign a construction contract, take the time to understand the terms and conditions, what you are agreeing to, and what rights you may be giving up....more

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