In This Issue:

- Green Law Corner - You Decide: Green Globes vs. LEED:

The U.S. General Services Administration recently added Green Globes as an additional third-party green building certification system for federal government construction projects. With this addition, many are now asking about the difference between Green Globes and LEED...

- No Lawsuit for You! When Subcontractors Cannot Sue the General Contractor:

Can a subcontractor sue a general contractor over a work site accident? A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court loudly and clearly said, "NO." Why not? The court ruled in Patton v. Worthington Associations, Inc. that Pennsylvania's long-standing "statutory employer" provided immunity to the general contractor in a lawsuit brought by an injured worker and overturned a $1.5 million jury verdict...

- Indemnification Agreements and Insured Contracts: Why Your Business or Insurer Might Owe a Defense and Indemnity:

Many potential issues and concerns may arise between General Contractors, Subcontractors and their insurers when claims are made by outside parties for bodily injury or property damage...

- Construction Ahead: How Our Construction Industry is Fueled by the Energy Environment:

In 2007, Global Business Network released the report, "Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead." The goal of the report was to "understand the factors that are likely to influence the U.S. energy environment in the future, and create strategies for its management." The forward-looking report focused on what the U.S. would look like in 2020 based on changes to the energy environment, recognizing that "energy related risks and opportunities will have profound impacts on U.S. business and society during the next decade and a half."

- Say What??!! When is There an Enforceable Agreement in the Subcontractor Bidding Process?

When in the subcontractor bid process does a binding agreement form? At what stage do the multitudes of proposals and counter-proposals morph into something the general contractor can rely on when responding to the bid request?

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