My kids don’t like riding in my car.
I urge them to look outside the window (I don’t have DVD), suggest that they roll down their windows to get some fresh air (rather than have me turn on the A/C) and persist on...more
The operation and applicability of prompt pay acts in various states is something that contractors ignore to their detriment. A recent Tennessee case drives home the importance of understanding the applicability of any prompt...more
The California legislature has enacted a comprehensive series of prompt payment statutes that are designed to ensure the prompt payment of progress payments and retention payments to downstream contractors by imposing harsh...more
Since 2008, when the PPA and CDA interest rates were as high as 5 5/8 % per annum, the interest rates under the PPA and CDA have trended downward to a low of 1 3/8 % per annum for the first half of 2013. ...more
The Missouri legislature has passed a bill, S.B.529, to modify the Public Prompt Pay Act, which will become law effective August 28, 2014 (unless vetoed by Governor Nixon prior to July 14, 2014).
One of the law's main...more
U.S. Supreme Court Holds Forum-Selection Clauses Are Presumptively Enforceable -
Atl. Marine Constr. Co. v. United States Dist. Court 2013 U.S. LEXIS 8775 (U.S. 2013) -
This action arose out of a forum-selection...more
In its recent decision in Cox Operating v. St. Paul Surplus Lines Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3140 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 10, 2014), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas had occasion to consider...more
For Texans, the prime hurricane season from August to September is now over. Although there were no big storms this year, claims handlers still need to be attentive to timely adjusting their first party claims. The Texas...more
Welcome to the fall 2013 issue of Under Construction. In this issue, we focus on the economic loss doctrine and how the different courts in our firm’s footprint treat it similarly and differently. We hope you enjoy our review...more
California’s prompt payment laws are scattered throughout the state’s Business and Professions Code, Public Contracts Code and Civil Code, and their applicability varies depending on the type of project, the type of payment,...more
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