Polsinelli Podcasts - How Stop Work Laws May Impact the Construction Industry

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There’s a trend happening across the country involving Stop Work Laws. Arizona, California, Nevada and other states have enacted Stop Work Laws which give a contractor or subcontractor the ability to stop work on a construction project because of the owner’s violation of its statutory duties and not be liable for any damages the owner may sustain because of the stopped work – regardless of what the contract says.

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There’s a trend happening across the country involving Stop Work Laws. Arizona, California, Nevada and other states have enacted Stop Work Laws which give a contractor or subcontractor the ability to stop work on a construction project because of the owner’s violation of its statutory duties and not be liable for any damages the owner may sustain because of the stopped work – regardless of what the contract says.

How will these statutes impact the construction industry? In this week's Polsinelli Podcasts Shareholder Scott C. Ryan explores the issue. He has an extensive career in construction. He spent 10 years as general counsel and a corporate officer for large national and global construction companies that executed over $10 billion in projects. He was responsible for all legal and risk management aspects of day-to-day business operations. He’s part of the firm’s national Construction and Energy Litigation Practice. For more information go to www.polsinelli.com

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