Protecting Trade Secrets During Business Collaboration
Winning Formula for Construction Litigation – Lessons Learned from a Recent Trial Win
Upcoming Affirmative Action Plan Requirements for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors
Over the past decade, courts in Ohio have confirmed time and time again that they will strictly enforce notice requirements in construction contracts where a contractor or subcontractor seeks additional time or compensation. ...more
During and immediately after the most recent recession, construction litigation seemed to hit an apex. New pre-litigation matters to resolve monetary disputes from recession-era construction projects continue to keep many...more
In This Issue:
- Retainage limited to 5 percent in Massachusetts: Outlier or coming to your state?
- Pennsylvania overhauls mechanic’s lien law with creation of state construction notices directory
More than 20 years ago, the Watergate scandal taught us “it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up” that does the damage. The ensuing decades have brought a steady stream of individuals and companies that had to learn the truth...more
Contractors should prepare for Minnesota's Responsible Contractor Law, which will apply to most bid solicitations for state and local construction contracts in Minnesota issued after December 31, 2015. The law will apply to...more
In a unanimous decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court has declared that a public works payment bond surety does not forfeit its substantive defenses to a bond claim by failing either to pay or deny a claim within the...more
On December 3, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced its Final Rule implementing Executive Order (EO) 13672 prohibiting federal government contractors and subcontractors from...more
I was at the Construction SuperConference in Las Vegas this past week.
It was good. Heard former Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, the self proclaimed “Transportation Mayor,” talk about Los Angeles’ mass transit...more
In this issue
- The CERCLA Divisibilty Defense: Back from the Dead?
- Springing Recourse for Breach of Solvency and Debt Payment Covenants? Does New York Need Cherryland Legislation?
In Liberty Oaks Homeowner’s Ass’n v. Liberty Oaks, LLC, 2014 Ore. App. LEXIS 1696, the Liberty Oaks Homeowners’ Association (“HOA”) sued the developers of townhomes, alleging that they were responsible for construction...more
Frontier Contr. Inc. v. Allen Eng’g Contr., Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136474 (E.D. Cal. Sept. 2014) -
Frontier Contracting Inc. (Frontier) entered into a teaming agreement with Allen Engineering Contractor, Inc....more
I’ve been good this year.
Not great mind you, but good, and good is the standard, right?
So, here’s my construction law wish list this holiday season...more
On December 9, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs published its Final Rule implementing Executive Order 13672, which extended protection against workplace discrimination to lesbian, gay, bisexual and...more
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) decided to seek public comment on its Final Rule for LGBT workers after being pressured by two Republic Congressmen over its rulemaking process. OFCCP had initially...more
Recently, I read about a construction contractor in Los Angeles caught in the middle of litigation between its subcontractors and the city, on behalf of the subcontractor’s former employees. According to the employees, the...more
On November 13, 2014, the President gave the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) authorization to exercise authority under Public Law 85-804, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), to the same...more
On December 3, 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued Executive Order No. RP-80, which requires state agencies and state contractors to use E-Verify. The Order imposes, as a condition of all state contracts for service, a...more
Hot Button Issues in Colorado Construction -
Liability for owners, developers, contractors and design professionals -
A construction defects measure, which was introduced to the state legislature in the 2014...more
December 3 Gov. Perry Executive Order Mandates Use of E-Verify by State Agencies and their Contractors and Subcontractors.
What: Gov Perry Signed Executive Order on Dec. 3. To Impose Use of Federal E-Verify...more
In an opinion published in September 2014, entitled Moorefield Construction, Inc. v. Intervest Mortgage Investment Company, et al., D065464, the California Court of Appeal held an original contractor can contractually waive...more
C. Szabo Contracting, Inc. v. Lorig Construction Co., 2014 IL App (2d) 131328; 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 699 (Sept. 29, 2014) -
In May of 2006, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (“Highway Authority”) retained...more
Notable 2014 Case Law -
Liability for owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals -
This year, California courts decided a variety of cases with important relevance to...more
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced yesterday that it is issuing a Final Rule implementing President Obama's Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the bases of...more
Yesterday, the Department of Labor announced a Final Rule prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by federal contractors and subcontractors. The Rule, which implements Executive Order 13672...more
A decision issued by the Florida Supreme Court earlier this year significantly limits the protection afforded by the statute of limitations to subcontractors and the like that are brought into construction litigation as...more
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