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Certificates of Insurance: What’s in Your Portfolio?

On September 24, 2014, a New Jersey appellate court decided Selective Ins. Co. v. Hospicomm, Inc., 2014 WL 4722776 (N.J. Super., September 24, 2014). The dispute in that case arose out of a nursing home construction project...more

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), September 2014

End of Fiscal Year! ORCF has asked us to emphasize that it is very close to meeting their 2014 fiscal goals. The ORCF Closing team invites all complete closing packages to be submitted to the assigned HUD Attorney and...more

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), June 26, 2014

In an effort to summarize the highlights of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) LEAN E-mail Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper are providing this...more

Texas Department of Insurance Takes Narrow Interpretation of Code Concerning Construction Payment Bond Claims

Chapter 3503 of the Texas Insurance Code (the Insurance Code) governs the obligations of sureties in handling of claims under construction payment bonds. Recently, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) communicated its...more

Rogers Towers: Florida House Bill 909 (2013): A Sigh of Relief for Water Mitigation Contractors and Restoration Companies

This past spring, the insurance and banking lobbies created quite a stir in the water and fire damage mitigation and restoration industry....more

Changes to North Carolina's Mechanics' Lien Statue

There are significant changes to North Carolina’s mechanics’ lien statute that take effect on Monday, April 1, 2013. These changes impose new duties on property owners regarding the designation of a private lien agent on...more

The Rumble in the Jungle -- Letters of Credit, Bonding and Default Insurance: Hedging Bets in a Roller-Coaster Market

“The Rumble in the Jungle…” - The favored method of developing and delivering completed construction projects in the United States has long been the design-bid-build method. Under this “traditional” method generally,...more

Nevada Supreme Court Rules on Broken Priority Issues Affecting Deeds of Trust

The Nevada Supreme Court issued an important decision on the relative priority of deeds of trust and mechanics' liens in cases of "broken priority." In re: Fontainebleau Las Vegas Holdings, LLC, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 53 (Oct. 25,...more

Appraisal Since Johnson – What The Hail Is Going On?

Originally published Dallas Bar Association's Headnotes on October 24, 2012. Local courts have recently seen a dramatic increase in the filing of hail damage actions. Many of these actions are not conventional lawsuits,...more

Pennsylvania Superior Court Holds that Unions May File Mechanics’ Liens

Earlier this year, an en banc panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a trustee of an employee union benefit fund is encompassed within the definition of “subcontractor” under Pennsylvania’s Mechanics’ Lien Law...more

Condominium Developments Must Now Reapply for Continued FHA-Insured Loan Status

Prior to 2008, condominium developers could rely on private mortgage insurance to bridge the financing gap for condo buyers who couldn’t put together a 20% or larger down payment. That all ended with the financial collapse in...more

Is your Contractor’s Surety Company financially strong? (Guest Post)

Today we have a guest post from JW Surety on how to find bonding companies, check their solvency, and see how each surety company compares to one another. As the design professional of record, the architect is often faced...more

Il mondo della salute tra sostenibilità finanziaria e governance federalista

::: Presentazione del Rapporto Salute 2010 ::: "Il mondo della salute tra sostenibilità finanziaria e governance federalista": è questo il titolo del rapporto curato dall'Ufficio Studi di IntesaSanpaolo e...more

Nuclear Construction Contract Risk Management & Prudence

Suggested Reading: This webpage was written for those with an interest in nuclear construction contract risk management. This may include owners, contractors, developers, regulatory bodies, third-party intervenors, consumers...more

Surety Bonds for Nuclear Energy Facility Construction Cost-Savings

Suggested Reading: This was written for those with an interest in cost-savings for construction of nuclear energy facilities. This may include owners, contractors, financiers, regulatory bodies, third-party intervenors or...more

Green Building Update - December 29, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Green builders await billions in stimulus dollars *Green Building Focus ..Study: Green building to triple by 2013 *Copenhagen Aftermath *Tool: Monitoring a building's carbon footprint *San...more

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