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Monitor Thy Drink: Alcohol Import Regulations Under the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau)
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
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
Forest City SVP Alexa Arena - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Sackett v EPA - Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance Orders - David Cooke
Is Fracking Safe?
Don Donadio on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
Neill Edwards on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
John Hunter on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
California Redevelopment Agency Update: The Implications of the Matosantos Decision
Changes to California Mechanic's Lien Laws Relieve Frustration in Construction
Vapor Intrusion: A Game-Changer in How Property is Being Evaluated by Regulators & Lenders
Virginia has several new laws coming on-line beginning July 1, 2013 that will impact the construction and development industries. Tighter restrictions on mechanic's liens, new eminent domain payment standards, transportation...more
In a surprising determination by the Department of Industrial Relations ("DIR"), a development was found to be a "public work" under Labor Code Section 1771 when a developer, in compliance with a fee ordinance, constructed...more
Originally Published in South Florida Business Journal, March 29, 2013.
Albert E. Dotson Jr. is a partner with Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod and leads the law firm’s government relations and land development...more
Infrastructure Ontario issues Requests for Proposals to a shortlist of project teams who successfully complete the Request for Qualifications process. The Request for Proposal sets out the conditions and specifications...more
Federal and state laws contain many construction-related requirements that are routine for traditional government contracts and contractors. Not routine, however, are applications of these requirements outside the realm of...more
Our Government Relations and Environmental & Land Use Practice Groups would like to share with you an important notice from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
Informational Meeting for DEP Contracting...more
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is a relatively new state agency designed to ensure the continued growth and development of the region without hurting the preservation of our state's precious natural resources....more
On November 21, 2012, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued a decision with potentially far-reaching implications. In Collard v. Vista Paving Corp., 2012 COA 208 (2012), the court concluded that contractors have a duty to warn...more
Originally Published In BUILDSouth, Winter 2013.
Historically, in Alabama, the project delivery methods available for owners to de-sign and construct private projects have differed from those delivery methods available...more
Labor unions have long been at odds with California charter cities over whether such cities must pay prevailing wages on public works projects. While many charter cities have either not exempted themselves from state...more
In Barr Inc. v. Holliston, issued May 3, 2012, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) gave its stamp of approval to the independent reference checks that public project owners have been conducting, and the...more
On 23 May 2012 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (CMU) adopted two Resolutions on Holding Tenders for the Award of Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) for the Extraction of Hydrocarbons within the Foros and Skifska Areas...more
When Governor Brown took office earlier this year, he was faced with a massive budget deficit – to the tune of $25 billion. While he considered a variety of measures to reduce California's glaring budget problem, Governor...more
The Ohio Legislature, in House Bill 153 (HB 153), significantly changed our century-old public bidding requirements. Some of those changes include increasing the bidding and prevailing wage thresholds and adding new...more
Maintaining Level Playing Field Key to Overlooking RFP Issue
The Commission recently granted the appeal of two schools that had been denied funding by USAC because of competitive bidding issues. In each instance, the...more
Economic development report says Cuyahoga County must make things easier for new businesses (From the Plain Dealer) -- The 28-page report urges local governments to standardize business policies. It pushes for disparate...more
This article is the fifth in a series summarizing construction law developments for 2010.
In This article:
1. Great West Contractors Inc. v. Irvine School District, 187 Cal. App. 4th 1425 (4th Dist. Aug....more
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