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Concurrent delay and the 'prevention principle'

by White & Case LLP on

In a judgment issued earlier this week, the English High Court considered whether a contract excluding any claim for an extension of time in respect of periods of concurrent delay caused time to be rendered "at large" due to...more

Public Owner Recovers Liquidated Damages Even After Terminating Contractor for Convenience

by Burr & Forman on

You can’t have your cake and eat it too.  That’s no fun!  Why even get the cake if you are not allowed to eat it?  Recently, a court held that a public owner could have both a termination for convenience, as well as...more

Proving Contractor Licensure in California. The Tribe Has Spoken.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, in California you must “prove” you’re a licensed contractor in a construction case. But in whose hands are you entitled to place your fate  – the judge or the jury?...more

Indiana Employment Law Update: 5 Changes to Laws You Should Know

A number of significant changes to Indiana employment law took effect on July 1, 2015. These changes affected employer’s obligations in areas such as hiring, wages, discrimination, and termination. If employers have not...more

Federal Court Holds That Immigration Law Does Not Preclude FLSA Liquidated Damages Award

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In many ways, federal immigration laws and various labor and employment laws, including the FLSA, may appear fundamentally at odds with each other: prohibiting work by undocumented workers on one hand, but allowing them to...more

Letters of the Law: 'B' is for Breach

by DLA Piper on

No project is truly complete before one party accuses the other of “breach of contract”. Often the initial accusation is an attempt to scare the other party into action, to compel it to perform to the word of the...more

Zachry v. Port of Houston Authority: Texas Supreme Court rules for contractor despite no-damages-for-delay clause

by DLA Piper on

The Texas Supreme Court has issued a decision that could have a huge impact on the construction industry in Texas involving several high-profile issues the industry has passionately debated for years. In Zachry...more

Drafting A Takeover Agreement

by Carlton Fields on

This article discusses the issues an owner, lender, completion contractor, and surety should consider when drafting a takeover agreement. Although each of these four main parties may share the basic goal of seeing the project...more

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