Dirty Job's Mike Rowe adds the Construction Law Monitor as an expert on its new Trades Hub website. This post identifies the new site.
Mike Rowe, the host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs, today…more
Over the past few years, state and federal construction projects have been the bread and butter for the struggling construction industry. These projects are largely prevailing wage projects, and unfortunately, many contractors…more
This post discusses two changes to the Mississippi mechanic lien laws that have recently been passed and taken effect.
Since Mississippi is a very close neighbor of Louisiana, and many of our readers do construction work in…more
Discussion of Oregon Supreme Court decision last week allowing a plaintiff to sue a builder under negligence and contract theories when work does not meet building codes.
Over the past six months, we've posted about an Oregon…more
Over the weekend much of the world gazed horrifically at the sights coming out of Japan in the wake if the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunamis. One of the amazing and hopeful sights was to see that the buildings in…more
A 2011 bills mirrors a previously abandoned 2009 bill in Washington that "eradicates the barriers" for installation of residential sprinkler systems in homes.
Two years ago we wrote a blog post about 2009 House Bill 2224,…more
Contract document program ConsensusDOCS updated its contract documents, and this post reviews the updates.
Engineering News Record (ENR) (among other publications, including my good friend Chris Hill's Construction Law…more
Last week, Obama announced a "Better Buildings" initiative, but failed to offer specifics. The green building industry waits anxiously to see if the program will really benefit them…more
A summary of legislation pending in the 2011 Washington legislature that may affect the construction industry, and links to WashingtonVotes site where you can track the progress of each bill.
The new legislative session has…more
An Oregon appeal decision that allowed a negligence claim for violation of a building code is now being considered by the Supreme Court. This post reviews issues at stake.
A few months ago, we wrote about an appeals decision…more
Rep Moeller introduced a bill addressing the notice requirements for claiming a mechanics' lien that looks to offset the controversial result of Williams v. Athletic Field. This post looks at the bill.
Williams v. Athletic's…more
Recent decision from Washington Supreme Court holds that parties may not contractually waive the right to statutory authorized judicial review of arbitration agreements.
The Washington Supreme Court wrote an opinion…more
Blog published by the Washington Supreme Court reviews the 2010 Docket, the voting tendencies of the justices, and more…more
New Orleans City Council voted to allow a resident in the french quarter to install solar panels. What this means to owners facing similar opposition, and the solar movement in New Orleans.
Last week, the New Orleans City…more
When former employees file for unemployment benefits, your unemployment insurance rates may increase. It's the employer's burden to prevent abuses in unemployment claims.
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