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School District May Assess Fees Based on General Type of Development and Need Not Consider Subtypes

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A school district may impose reasonable school impact fees based on the general type of development, regardless of whether the specific subtype of development will or will not generate new students. AMCAL Chico, LLC v. Chico...more

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Philadelphia Zoning, Land Use, and Construction COVID-19 Update

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The Ballard Spahr Zoning and Land Use Team is continuing to monitor all aspects of the Philadelphia land use approval process during the COVID-19 emergency, including the issuance of zoning and building permits, regulation of...more

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What is a Public-Private Partnership? (And why we should think broadly about it)

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Ask ten people in the industry to define a public-private partnership (P3), and you’ll probably get twice as many definitions. The World Bank’s PPP Knowledge Lab defines a P3 as "a long-term contract between a private party...more

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Time bar notices: specifying the contractual basis of claim

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Can a valid claim notice issued, on time, referring to one contractual basis, be relied upon where a claim is ultimately pursued on a different ground? In the first authoritative case to consider this issue, the Hong Kong...more

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Talk before suspending for non payment

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On 26 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Act) came into force with changes to insolvency law to help businesses manage the economic implications of Covid-19. The new Act’s permanent measure on...more

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New focus on social value in central government contracts

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Public bodies must now take account of social value in the award of central government contracts following the publication of Procurement Policy Note 06/20 – taking account of social value in the award of central government...more

Hogan Lovells

Beyond Brexit transition - Continued uncertainty for construction projects

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There is no change in the two key issues that have been causing concern to those involved in real estate development, whether as an owner, developer or contractor, both before and throughout the transition period...more

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PropTech Update - November 2020

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Tishman Speyer forms $300 million SPAC to invest in PropTech companies - Bullet The Real Deal – October 26 - Tishman Speyer has formed a $300 million blank-check company — becoming the first major real estate owner to...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Oregon Court of Appeals Addresses Economic Loss Doctrine and Vicarious Liability in Construction Dispute

The Oregon Court of Appeals recently issued a decision touching on the economic loss doctrine and vicarious liability in a construction dispute. The outcome provides key lessons for manufacturing companies that may maintain...more

Perkins Coie

DOL Issues Guidance Regarding Travel Time Compensability for Nonexempt Foremen and Laborers

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published an opinion letter, FLSA 2020-16, considering whether the travel time of foremen and laborers is compensable in three different scenarios. The DOL makes clear that, for some...more

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Five Clauses to Watch Out for In Your Construction Subcontract

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Construction is booming in Arizona. There continues to be plenty of work for subcontractors as many general contractors do not self-perform the work. Your company submits a bid for a project and your bid wins! Time to get to...more

Carlton Fields

[Webinar] Staying Safe in a COVID-19 World: Corporate Due Diligence and Job Site Safety for Construction Companies - December 8th,...

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With the shifting and varied state and local COVID-19 orders, contractors are wondering how to do so in a safe, productive way, and how to navigate the legal, regulatory, and practical challenges. This presentation,...more

Conn Kavanaugh

UPDATE: Supreme Judicial Court Holds That Each Building in Phased-Development Projects Constitutes Distinct “Improvement” for...

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Imagine the following. A developer consults with an architect in 2020 about a six-building condominium project. The architect promptly produces a set of plans, which are stamped by an engineer. Over the next three years, the...more

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Bay Area COVID-19 Regulations Tracker - UPDATED November #2

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In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, California on Aug. 31 released the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on business, health and recreational activities at...more

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Dangerous Assumptions: Estoppel by Convention in Construction Projects

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A recent case on estoppel by convention in the context of an owner's termination of a construction contract provides a valuable reminder to both legal practitioners and project personnel on the dangers associated with...more

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Prompt Payment Legislation in Alberta: Changes and Clarifications

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On October 26, 2020, we provided an overview of the key features of Bill 37, Builders' Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020, which is intended to amend the Alberta Builders' Lien Act (BLA) and become the Prompt Payment...more

TransPerfect Legal Solutions

Talks with TLS: A Leader for Construction Disputes in the Middle East

TLS Dubai’s Iustina Alban jumped on a Zoom call with Paula Boast from Charles Russell Speechlys Bahrain. They discussed construction disputes, technology and mountain trails over a virtual coffee. In this Talks with TLS...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

A Strict Approach to Notices as a Condition Precedent to Entitlement: The Impact for Contract Drafters and International...

Maeda Corporation and China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited v Bauer Hong Kong Limited handed down in the Hong Kong Court of Appeal has significantly elevated the fundamental importance of so-called...more

Hogan Lovells

Challenging Times (continued) – The Use Classes Order and Permitted Development Rights

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In our blog of 3 September 2020, we brought you news of the challenge to the recent changes to the Use Classes Order and the Permitted Development Rights (“PDR”) regime. ...more

Robinson+Cole Construction Law Zone

Study Findings Reinforce Need for Construction Industry to Stay Vigilant and Committed to COVID-19 Restrictions and Protecting...

The results of a recently published study show that construction workers in Texas were more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 compared to the general population. An equally problematic finding is that the increased...more

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New PA COVID-19 Health Orders Affect Construction Firms

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Today, after remarking at a press conference that Pennsylvania will not return to its prior color-coded system of COVID-19 risk mitigation practices for counties ( i.e. red, yellow and green), the Secretary of Health for the...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

The 4th Circuit Stays Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline — A Lesson in Preventing a Fait Accompli

Earlier this week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The Court did so with a two-sentence order stating that an opinion would follow. The order was issued hours after oral...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Kentucky Fried Claim: Contractor Preserves Immunity from Suit by Complying with Government Contract Specifications

Recently, in Cross v. L-M Asphalt Partners, Ltd., the Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a contractor’s immunity from suit for negligence, where the contractor complied with the contract and construction specifications provided...more

Hogan Lovells

Talking Point: Insolvency risk in the construction industry

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In the difficult market conditions which have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial health of many industries has been adversely affected. The construction industry is no exception and the insolvency of a party to...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

5 Fundamental Differences Between U.S. and U.K. Construction Law

Kilpatrick Townsend’s Larry Prosen recently joined other expert panelists at a Washington Building Congress webinar to discuss the topic of “So Close and Yet So Far – Some Fundamental Differences Between U.S. and U.K....more

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