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Counts v. Meriwether - U.S.D.C., C.D. California, October 14, 2014

District court dismisses plaintiffs’ claim that Fox’s popular television show New Girl infringes their copyrighted screenplay because complaint did not adequately identify works at issue, and dismisses claims for breach of...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Contractor May Recover in Quantum Meruit Where Home Improvement Contract Does Not Satisfy...

Homeowners Raymond and Donna Mantia contracted Shafer Electric & Construction (“Shafer”) to build a two-car garage addition onto their house. Shafer’s proposal was extremely detailed as to the work to be completed. Despite...more

An 8(a) Contracting Cautionary Tale’s Final Scene

Many may have fond childhood memories of their parents reading cautionary tales or poems to them before going to bed, such as Hilaire Belloc’s “Rebecca: Who Slammed Doors For Fun and Perished Miserably” or Shel Silverstein’s...more

Burr Alert: Ground Control, LLC v. Capsco Industries, Inc., et. al.: Opening The Door To Claims By Unlicensed Contractors In...

The Mississippi Supreme Court, in a case of first impression, recently addressed claims for nonpayment by contractors performing work in the state in violation of Miss. Code Ann. Section 31-3-15, which requires contractors...more

Construction & Land Use Newsletter - March 2013

In This Issue: - Complete Overhaul of Arlington County Zoning Ordinance - Construction Contracts: Avoiding Clashes and Irreconcilable Differences - Proposed Update to Arlington County’s Noise Control...more

Construction Contracts: Avoiding Clashes And Irreconcilable Differences

When the phrase “irreconcilable differences” is invoked, images of a feuding couple, and not parties to a construction contract, come to mind. However, in the case of Suleyman Ciliv, d/b/a 77 Construction Contracting and...more

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