I have previously discussed the ABCs of Lien Laws for those making claims on a project (that is, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers) and the 123s of Lien Laws for project owners. Now, time to...more
In This Issue:
- The Emperor’s New Economic Loss Rule
- The Architect's Role in the Construction Project
- USCIS Introduces New Form I-9
- Considering Construction Delivery Methods on Public Works
Recently, the Alabama courts have issued two significant decisions regarding the architect's role in the construction project, which will have an impact on owners, contractors, and subcontractors. It is important that you...more
On January 29, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia invoked the continuing violation theory in refusing to bar an otherwise untimely Fair Housing Act discrimination claim. Nat’l Fair Hous. Alliance,...more
In Gillespie Community Unit School District No. 7 v. Wight & Co., the fourth and final new civil case added to its docket at the close of the January term, the Illinois Supreme Court will address an important issue for...more
Welcome to the Winter 2012/2013 edition of In Site. This edition covers the following topics:
- Game changer? Building Information Modelling. In this article we look at some of the points made in the Government’s...more
Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
Court of Appeal, First District (December 13, 2012)
The First Appellate District reversed a judgment in favor of design professionals and...more
Some people say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, under architectural copyright law, imitation could be a very costly endeavor. Here are ten tips to help contractors, owners and architects protect...more
In Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 1 Dist., December 13, 2012), a California court of appeal found that a homeowners association could seek damages...more
Eventually, most construction lawsuits of any size involve hiring experts to review the project. These experts then usually issue an opinion as to whether or not you, as the design professional, violated the professional...more
Originally published in SRR, on October 1, 2011.
Government statistics estimate that approximately every eight seconds another individual born during the baby-boomer generation passes the age of 55 – one step closer to...more
Neiman v. Leo A. Daly Co.
COURT OF APPEAL, SECOND DISTRICT (October 30, 2012)
The “completed and accepted” doctrine prevents contractors from being held liable for injuries to third parties resulting from a condition...more
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