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Florida Court of Appeals Clarifies How the Statute Governing Indemnification Provisions in Construction Contracts Applies

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In Blok Builders, LLC v. Katryniok, 2018 Fla. App. LEXIS 1312, the Court of Appeals of Florida for the Fourth District considered whether Florida Statute § 725.06 applied to a contract for the excavation of various...more

Supreme Court Of Vermont Holds That Contractor Waived Its Right To Challenge The Validity Of Arbitration Agreement By Actively...

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Adams v. Barr, 2018 VT 12, 2018 Vt. LEXIS 10 (VT 2018) - On February 24, 2016, Barr Law Group (“Barr”) filed a demand for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association to recover $40,000 in unpaid legal fees from...more

Contractor Licensing Requirements: Ignore at Your Peril

On March 9, 2018, the Georgia Court of Appeals reaffirmed the applicability of Georgia’s contractor licensing requirements (Ga. Code, Title 43, Ch. 41) to residential and general contractors. In Baja Properties, LLC v....more

Payment limitation periods for works and services

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In the recent case of ICE Architects Ltd v Empowering People Inspiring Communities [2018] EWHC 281 (QB), the English High Court considered whether the wording of the payment provisions in a contract rebutted the presumption...more

The End of the "Deemed Liability" Adjudication in Western Australia

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The Problem: The Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) contains a number of provisions that are to be implied into construction contracts that are silent as to those matters. These implied terms have been a steady source of...more

California Supreme Court’s Unanimous Holding In Mcmillin Albany LLC V. Superior Court: Affirming Builders’ And Developers’ Right...

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McMillin Albany LLC, et al., v. The Superior Court of Kern County, Respondent; Carl Van Tassel, et al., Real Parties in Interest - Case No. S229762; January 18, 2018 - This case decided whether common law actions...more

Setting Aside Certificates for "Manifest Error"

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In a judgment delivered last month, the English Court of Appeal considered the circumstances under which completion certificates under a PFI contract could be set aside for "manifest error". The concept of "manifest error"...more

'Unknown unknowns' and the limits of natural justice challenges in adjudication

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The Singapore High Court has set aside a construction adjudicator's determination for breaching the rules of natural justice. The adjudicator applied the wrong standard of proof without hearing submissions on the issue. This...more

Supreme Court Of North Dakota: Where Contract Provided That Either Party Could Cancel Upon 30 Days’ Notice, The Non-Breaching...

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Cont’l Res. v. P&P Indus., LLC, 2018 N.D. Lexis 20 (January 22, 2018) - In 2013, Continental Resources Inc. (“Continental”), an oil producer doing business in North Dakota, entered into a master servicing agreement,...more

Defence + Indemnity: February 2018 - VI. SURETY AND BOND ISSUES

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VI. SURETY AND BOND ISSUES - A. Supreme Court of Canada finds obligee/trustee under a Labour and Material Payment Bond breached the fiduciary duty owed to a claimant by failing to disclose existence of the Bond. Valard...more

California’s Right To Repair Act Is The Sole Remedy For Damages For Construction Defects In New Residential Construction

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The California Supreme Court ruled in McMillin Albany LLC et al. v. The Superior Court of Kern County, (1/18/2018) 4 cal. 5th 241, that California’s Right to Repair Act, California Civil Code sections 895 et seq. (“Act”) is...more

SCC Provides Guidance on Trustees’ Duty to Disclose Construction Bonds to Beneficiaries

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled in its recent decision, Valard Construction Ltd. v. Bird Construction Co. (Valard Construction), that an “obligee” or trustee under a labour and material payment bond (usually the owner...more

Eleventh Circuit Holds That The Statute Of Limitations On Payment Bond Claim Under Georgia Law Commences At Substantial Completion...

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Strickland v. Arch Ins. Co., No. 17-10610, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 504 (11th Cir. Jan. 9, 2018) - Strickland provided sand to a paving company (“Douglas”) for a Georgia Department of Transportation (“GDOT”) road improvement...more

The Supreme Court - February 27, 2018

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Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc., No. 16-784: Prior to filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Valley View Downs, which sought to operate a racetrack casino in Pennsylvania, transferred $55 million to its...more

Protection From Discrimination in Employment – To Infinity and Beyond

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At the end of last year, the Supreme Court of Canada, in the highly anticipated decision of British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62 (“Shrenk”), addressed the following important issue: How far does...more

Oral Argument Preview: G4S Technology LLC v. Mass. Technology Park Corp.

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) is slated to hear oral argument in G4S Technology LLC v. Mass. Technology Park Corp. on Monday, March 5, 2017 – a case with significant implications for construction litigation....more

Part 2: Unpaid Subcontractors Beware

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The Supreme Court’s Decision in Valard - On September 14, 2016, we published Unpaid Subcontractors Beware, which commented on the Court of Appeal's decision in Valard Construction Ltd v Bird Construction Company, 2016 ABCA...more

Top Developments – February 2017

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JP Energy Marketing, LLC v. Commerce & Industry Insurance Company, et al., No. 115285, 2018 Okla. LEXIS 11 (Okla. Feb. 5, 2018) - Oklahoma Supreme Court in a case of first impression authorizes an award of appeal-related...more

Complex Insurance Coverage Reporter – February 2018

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An Insurer’s Guide to Reserving Rights: Tips for Avoiding Waiver and Estoppel - Insurers know all too well that the penalties for an ineffective reservation of rights letter can be severe...more

California Supreme Court Clarifies That “Right To Repair Act” Is Exclusive Remedy For Both Economic Loss And Property Damage...

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McMillin Albany LLC v. Superior Court, No. S229762, 2018 Cal. LEXIS 211 (Jan. 18, 2018) - Several homeowners (“Plaintiffs”) brought suit against developer/general contractor McMillin Albany LLC (“McMillin”) for alleged...more

Feeling Underwater? A Brief Look at Recent Clean Water Act Developments

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It is becoming increasingly difficult for the regulated community to stay abreast of state and federal environmental regulatory developments, particularly as they are decided in court. The following alert summarizes some...more

Security of Payment Legislation

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The High Court of Australia in Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v Shade Systems Pty Ltd [2018] HCA 4 has held that an adjudication determination under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999...more

Will New York Law Go the Way of Weedo: Tenth Circuit Predicts New York Court of Appeals Will Hold that Property Damage Caused by a...

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On February 13, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision, which concluded that, under New York law, the property damage caused by a subcontractor’s faulty workmanship did not qualify as a...more

California Supreme Court Holds that the Right to Repair Act is a Homeowner’s Exclusive Remedy for Damages Arising from...

In McMillin Albany LLC et al. v. The Superior Court of Kern County (Van Tassel) [Case No. S229762], the California Supreme Court held that California Civil Code §§ 895 et seq. (the “Right to Repair Act”) provides the...more

The High Court Weighs in on Adjudication Determinations - Errors of Law Are Not Reviewable

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The High Court has unanimously confirmed in the decision of Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v Shade Systems Pty Ltd [2018] HCA 4 (Probuild) that Courts do not have the power to review adjudication determinations made...more

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