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Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

OSHA Continues to Cite General Contractors for Subcontractors' Safety Violations

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls continue to be the top cause of employee deaths in the construction industry. Understandably, OSHA views fall protection as an enforcement priority....more

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Looking Back — and Forward — After Two Years of a Pandemic

In April 2020, just weeks after Oregon Gov. Kate Brown formally ordered Oregonians to “Stay Home, Save Lives,” I asked whether construction projects could or should continue during the shutdown. While the order did not on its...more

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Eighth District Court of Appeals Confirms Strict Application of Ohio’s Prompt Pay Act

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In Broadway Concrete Investments, LLC v. Masonry Contracting Corp., et al, Case No. CV-18-903809, 2022-Ohio-19 (January 6, 2022) the Eighth District Court of Appeals confirmed that Ohio’s Prompt Pay Act, at R.C. 4113.61,...more

Williams Mullen

New Virginia Prompt Payment Statutes Invalidate Most 'Pay When Paid' Clauses

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On April 27, 2022, the Virginia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 550, which makes “pay when paid” and “pay if paid” clauses unenforceable in most circumstances and requires both public and private construction contracts to...more

Dentons

Main contractors: the meat in the sandwich. How to navigate the multiparty defect dispute

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In a parallel universe there is possibly a place where nothing goes wrong and we are, at all times, in complete understanding. The construction sector is not such a place. Multiparty disputes are a staple of New Zealand...more

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Who is Entitled to “Notice” Under the Revised Purchaser Dwelling Act?

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As a construction defect attorney, I know I am not alone with the frustration in trying to interpret the confusing, ambiguous, and often times nonsensical language which comprises Arizona’s Purchaser Dwelling Act, promulgated...more

White and Williams LLP

Waive It Goodbye: Despite Evidence to the Contrary, Delaware Upholds an AIA Waiver of Subrogation Clause

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Subrogation professionals have always been looking for ways to defeat onerous waiver of subrogation provisions in contracts signed by insureds. However, even when contracts are unsigned, if there is intent when the contract...more

Dentons

Waivers in form construction documents: Stop and think before you sign on the dotted line

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In my nearly 20 years of practice in construction law, I have seen trends and practices come and go. One trend that is here to stay: owners and general contractors including “fine print” waiver language within their project...more

JAMS

[PODCAST] Demystifying Mediation Myths in the Construction Industry

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A podcast from JAMS featuring neutrals Patricia H. Thompson, Esq., FCIArb, and Bruce A. Edwards, Esq., on some of the top myths on ADR within the construction industry - In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Patricia Thompson...more

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North Carolina Licensing for General Contractors: Licensure of Joint Ventures

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Joint ventures are a common method of undertaking construction projects in North Carolina. Through a joint venture, two companies can pool their resources and expertise to complete a project.  Joint ventures are...more

Gould & Ratner LLP

Not So Fast: What to Consider Before Terminating Your General Contractor

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With the COVID pandemic seemingly winding down, and with much of the world starting to reopen to pre-pandemic levels, owners and contractors are eager, now more than ever, to complete their current projects and start new...more

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Another Risk Management Tool for Private Owners in a Volatile Market

Given, well, the state of everything, private owners should seriously consider requiring the contractor to secure a performance bond (a third-party surety guaranteeing the contractor’s performance under the contractor’s...more

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Recent West Virginia Court Decision Clarifies Nonparty Fault and Nonparty Immunity

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In 2015, the West Virginia Legislature passed West Virginia Code Section 55-7-13d, which seeks to prevent defendants from paying in excess of their share of fault by requiring the trier of fact to consider the fault of all...more

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Judge Salinger Dismisses "Conclusory Assertions" Against Project Manager in Commercial Real Estate Dispute

Judge Salinger dismissed a real estate developer’s counterclaims against a project manager, ruling that the counterclaim allegations did not “plausibly suggest that [project manager] [wa]s liable for the contractor’s...more

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[Webinar] Affirmative Action for Construction Companies - April 1st, 9:00 am PT

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Construction companies involved in federal projects have affirmative action obligations, and these obligations are often very different than those faced by companies that are not involved in construction projects. While the...more

Sands Anderson PC

The End of “Pay When Paid” in Virginia Construction Contracts with State and Local Governments

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“Pay When Paid” or “Pay if Paid” clauses in subcontracts have long been a thorn in the side of subcontractors. If Governor Youngkin signs into law a new bill that passed in both houses of the Virginia General Assembly, those...more

Miller Nash LLP

Warranty vs. Correction Period: What's the Difference Between These Clauses?

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Chances are that if you’ve ever read an industry-standard construction contract, you’ve noticed that for a period of time after substantial completion of the project (usually 12 months), the contractor is required to come...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Texas Contractors No Longer Bear Risk for Defects in Owner-Furnished Designs

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The Texas Legislature recently passed a new law concerning owner-furnished designs for construction projects, thereby overturning more than 100 years of precedent in Texas previously holding that contractors bore the risk of...more

Miller Canfield

Poland: Project owner liability to subcontractor under unjust enrichment provisions of Civil Code - selected issues

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Three distinct parties are usually involved in the delivery of a construction project: the project owner, the general contractor, and the subcontractor (or subcontractors). But whereas the relationship between the project...more

Cranfill Sumner LLP

The Three Cases Shaking Up NC Construction Law

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Three cases have come out in the last year that will significantly impact construction law in North Carolina. - The Court in Crescent v. Trussway held that an owner of a commercial project cannot sue a subcontractor or...more

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Pennsylvania Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of In-State Subcontractor’s Suit Against Out-of-State General Contractor for Lack...

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Bean Sprouts LLC v. LifeCycle Construction Servs. LLC, No. 001268-CV-2021 (Pa. Super. Feb. 17, 2022) The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently raised the bar for state courts to assert jurisdiction over out-of-state...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

The Site Report - Construction Law Insights: Issue 2, 2022

What Does Biden's Union Mandate Mean for Construction Projects? "President Biden signed an executive order that would require large projects funded by the infrastructure law to use project labor agreements — pre-contract...more

Payne & Fears

Pennsylvania Federal Court Confirms: Construction Defect Claims Not Covered by CGL Policies

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The construction industry operates under the constant spectre of claims seeking damages for defective or faulty workmanship. Fortunately, the law in most states treats these claims as covered under commercial general...more

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How to Know When Bidding Practices Cross the Line

As economic stimulus and infrastructure spending increase, an unfortunate side effect is an environment that encourages unethical and illegal bidding practices. The construction industry relies on competitive bidding to...more

Gould & Ratner LLP

ESG Considerations For Construction: Sustainable Design and Use of Sustainable Materials

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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are becoming crucial drivers of operational and investment decisions in both the public and private spheres, and the construction industry is no exception. One area in...more

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