Because of time constraints and the desire to get the business, subcontractors and suppliers routinely sign lengthy subcontracts and master service agreements without closely reading the terms and conditions. ...more
Two recent cases highlight the pitfalls facing construction parties -- owners, contractors and subcontractors -- when they use fairly common contract clauses that address how they want disputes decided. In one case, the...more
Harris v. Bingham McCutchen LLP California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Case No, B240522, March 29, 2013.
The Second Appellate District affirmed the trial court’s determination that (i) a choice of law...more
In Harris v. Bingham McCutchen, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District held that the drafter of an adhesion contract could not avoid the contract’s choice-of-law provision in determining the enforceability...more
An Illinois state court held that a contractual provision for choice of law in arbitration has no bearing on a choice of law determination outside of the arbitration context. In Amerisure Mut. Ins. Co. v. Global Reinsurance...more
Amerisure Mut. Ins. Co. v. Global Reinsurance Corp. of Am., No. 10 L 012665 (Ill. Cir. Ct. Nov. 7, 2012).
An Illinois state court dismissed a cedent’s complaint seeking attorney fees for a reinsurer’s alleged...more
Current Legal Issues in Hotel Management Agreements in Russia
This article summarizes the principal legal issues in hotel management in Russia that hotel developers and operators are following in Russia...more