Welcome to our final issue of Under Construction in 2013. We hope your year has been filled with health, happiness, peace and prosperity. We thank you for your readership, and we continue to appreciate the opportunities we...more
For good reason, much of the focus for Arizona contractors during the recently-concluded legislative session was on transaction privilege tax (TPT) reform. That bill, HB 2111, was ultimately signed by the Governor, but only...more
In April, Governor Dayton signed into law legislation that promises to reduce litigation over indemnity claims by restricting the ability to require one party to insure another for the other's fault. ...more
In Utah, an agreement to indemnify in a construction contract is governed by Utah’s anti-indemnification statute, Utah Code Ann. § 13-8-1. Utah’s anti-indemnification statute defines an “indemnification provision” as an...more
The New Mexico Anti-Indemnity Act related to construction projects was adopted to “promote safety in uniquely hazardous work place environments,” like construction sites, by holding each party accountable for its actions on a...more
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Free samples at Costco. Jamba Juice’s buy one, get one free deals. Free wi-fi at your neighborhood Starbucks. And, if you’re in the construction industry, free insurance coverage when you’re...more
The Minnesota Supreme Court issued a decision last week in the case of Engineering & Construction Innovations, Inc., v. L. H. Bolduc Co., interpreting a subcontractor's agreement to indemnify a contractor, the subcontractor's...more