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Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards, 2018 Edition

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While it is not comparable to David Letterman’s Top 10 lists, at a recent industry gathering, OSHA announced its annual top 10 violations for fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018). For those who have...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Construction Contractors Should Promptly Notify Insurers of a Potentially Covered Claim

Contractors always should put their insurers on notice of a potentially covered claim as soon as possible. In many states, an insured typically will not be denied coverage for the late notice of a claim if there is no...more

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

[Webinar] Construction Defects: Lessons Learned - November 13th, 12:00pm ET

Construction defect cases are complex matters with issues that may ripple through all players on a project. In this webinar, Cohen Seglias attorneys Lane Kelman and Matt Skaroff will define what constitutes a construction...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Casting the First Stone: Contractors Considering Default Termination Should Examine Which Party Committed First Material Breach -...

During a construction project, circumstances may arise that lead a general contractor to consider termination of a subcontractor’s right to proceed under the subcontract. The Randy Kinder Excavating v. J.A. Manning...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

A Dangerous Myth: That a Great Subcontract Will Prevent Claims on a Poorly-Executed Project - Construction and Procurement Law...

Well-drafted, legally-enforceable agreements are key to any construction company’s risk management strategy. This is especially true for subcontracts, which serve as a contractor’s critical tool to coordinate a successful...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Endorsement Read to Require Privity of Contract between Policyholder and Additional Insured to Extend Coverage - Construction and...

A recent New York case highlights the importance of thoroughly analyzing all contract language in minimizing project risk. In Gilbane Bldg. Co./TDX Construction Corp. v. St. Paul Fire & Mar. Ins. Co., the Court of Appeals of...more

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Timing is Everything: Defending Subcontractors Against Breach of Construction Contract Claims

Transfer of risk and liability are common occurrences in the field of construction. National builders often employ a single licensed general contractor to oversee the totality of its construction projects throughout the state...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Statutory Pre-Suit Notice Constitutes an “Action” Under Florida’s Statute of Repose - Construction and Procurement Law News, Q3...

Most states have statutes of repose, which define the date certain for parties to assert any and all claims for construction and design related issues, and provide a final cut-off for liability with respect to a project. For...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Termination & Limitation of Liability Clauses: Proceed with Caution - Construction and Procurement Law News, Q3 2018

Contractors and subcontractors expect to be paid, and, when contracts are terminated, the termination provisions play a critical role in determining payment. Just as important to contractors and subcontractors is limiting...more

Shutts & Bowen LLP

Contractors: Are your contracts prepared for a Hurricane? A look into force majeure clauses following Hurricane Michael.

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Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida panhandle as the third strongest Atlantic hurricane on record to hit the United States. Hurricane Michael was the strongest hurricane, in terms of sustained winds, to hit the...more

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Client Alert: NC General Contractor Changes to License Law

Title 21, Chapter 12 of the North Carolina Administrative Code, Section 12.0501, now requires the General Contractor’s License Number to be included “on all contracts, advertisements and licensee websites.” In order to comply...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Could Your Business be Taking Better Advantage of M/WBE Development Programs? Yes.

The coming year will bring significant opportunities to businesses across the construction industry regarding government projects, particularly to minority and woman-owned businesses ("M/WBEs"). Governments across the nation...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Changes on the Public Construction Horizon: A North Carolina Legislative Update

This past year the North Carolina Legislature has been incredibly active. Among the legislation proposed and adopted, a few bills will create changes in how contractors interact with various public entities. Most notably, big...more

Pillsbury - Policyholder Pulse blog

Ohio Supreme Court Finds Subcontractor’s Faulty Workmanship Causing Damage to the Work Itself Not Covered under CGL Policy

Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court unfortunately narrowed the scope of coverage for a subcontractor’s faulty workmanship. The court held in Ohio Northern University v. Charles Construction Services, Inc. that faulty...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

A Sales Tax on Services? North Carolina’s New Sales Tax on Repair, Maintenance, and Installation Services

General contractors, subcontractors, and builders providing construction services in North Carolina should be aware that labor charges on certain of their projects may now be subject to sales tax under the state's new repair,...more

Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

General Contractors: Your License Number is Now Required on All Advertising in North Carolina

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Earlier this year, the North Carolina Board for General Contractors adopted a new regulation, 21 NCAC 12.0501, requiring that general contractors’ “license numbers shall be included on all contracts, advertisements, and...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

New York Appellate Division Holds That Contractor’s Assertion That No Payments Were Due to Subcontractor Until a Separate...

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AWI Sec. & Investigations, Inc. v. Whitestone Constr. Corp., 2018 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 5867 (August 23, 2018) - A subcontractor, AWI Security and Investigations, Inc. (“AWI”), sued a general contractor, Whitestone...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Safety a Top Concern of Commercial Construction Contractors

According to the Q3 Commercial Construction Index, a survey generated by the USG Corporation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, safety is at the forefront of concerns of contractors working in the commercial construction...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

New Maryland Law Greatly Expands Contractor Liability Regarding Wage Payment and Collection

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On October 1, 2018, Maryland Senate Bill 853, also known as Maryland’s General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages Act, went into effect, expanding the liability of a general contractor on a construction project under the...more

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Construction in Brief: 2018 Volume 3

Welcome to the fall edition of Construction in Brief! In this issue, we provide the latest information on a number of legislative changes affecting your business. ...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Construction One-Minute Read: “OH No!” Buckeye State’s Supreme Court Nixes Insurance for Subcontractors’ Defective Work

In an opinion released on October 9, 2018, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that a general contractor’s commercial general liability insurance did not cover the defective work of either that contractor or its subcontractors....more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

General Contractor’s Unjustified Threats To Assess Delay Damages Against Subcontractor Are A Material Breach Of Contract

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Randy Kinder Excavating, Inc. v. JA Manning Constr. Co. 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 21878 (8th Cir. Aug. 7, 2018) - This dispute arose from a contract to build a pumping station in Arkansas (the “Project”). In June of 2010, the...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

California Housing Legislation (2017-2018)

State lawmakers passed over 1,200 bills this year, the most in more than a decade according to sources. Governor Brown signed 1,016 into law as of September 30th. Below is a summary of the bills signed into law regulating the...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Fifth Circuit Holds Settlement Proceeds Received by General Contractor From Subcontractors Constitute “Other Insurance” Which...

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Satterfield & Pontikes Constr., Inc. v. United States Fire Ins. Co., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 21488 (5th Cir. Aug. 2, 2018) - This case arises out of an excess insurance provider’s refusal to cover damages incurred by the...more

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“Is Mike M. Johnson Here to Stay?”—Recent Washington Supreme Court Case Upholds Contractual Waiver of Claims Provision

In Nova Contracting, Inc. v. City of Olympia, No. 94711-2 (Wash. Sept. 29, 2018), the Washington Supreme Court, sitting en banc, ruled in favor of a municipality on the issue of whether the general contractor complied with a...more

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