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|Pennsylvania Supreme Court Evenly Divided on Discoverability of Attorney-Expert Communications|
Matthew L. Erlanger, Jennifer M. Horn; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
June 6, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014On April 29, 2014, an evenly divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order affirming the Pennsylvania Superior Court’s decision in Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital. The ruling means that communications between a party’s counsel and a party’s expert witness remain exempt from...
|PA Supreme Court Decides Bricklayers Case: Unions No Longer Have Mechanics' Lien Rights in Pennsylvania|
Lori Wisniewski Azzara, Jason A. Copley; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 25, 2014As we first reported back in January of 2012, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a decision in Bricklayers of Western Pennsylvania Combined Funds v. Scott’s Development Co. that significantly changed the meaning of the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law. In its decision, the Superior...
|Supreme Court's Pass on Berks Products Impacts PA Contractors|
Jason A. Copley, Daniel E. Fierstein; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 11, 2014 Counterintuitive as it may seem, courts can exert significant influence by deciding not to consider a case. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania did just that on April 1, 2014 when it decided not to consider an appeal in the Berks Products Corp. v. Arch Insurance Co. case (Berks). The underlying case...
|House Small Business Committee Approves Two Bills Designed to Help Small Business Contractors|
Edward T. DeLisle, Maria L. Panichelli; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014 A little over a month ago, Rep. Sam Graves, Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, introduced a pair of bills designed to increase the participation of small business contractors in federal contracting.
|Messy Solar Construction Litigation Sheds a Little Light on the Intersection of New Jersey Lien Statutes and Public Private Partnership|
Daniel E. Fierstein, Jennifer M. Horn; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014A recent case before the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey (Morris County Improvement Authority and Somerset County Improvement Authority v. Power Partners Mastec, LLC) involving solar construction has shed light (pun intended) on the complications associated with projects that...
|Want to Appeal a Bid Protest Decision Involving A Maryland State Contract? If New Legislation Becomes Law, You May Have to Pay to Play...|
Jennifer M. Horn; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
March 19, 2014, previously published on March 7, 2014New Proposed Legislation Would Require Bond: If House Bill 1488 becomes law in Maryland, bid protesters of state contracts appealing a decision to the Maryland Board of Contract Appeals would be required to simultaneously submit a “protest appeal bond or other form of acceptable...
|The Differing Site Conditions Clause Is Alive and Well|
Michael H. Payne; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014Thanks to a recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Metcalf vs. U.S., the protection afforded by the Differing Site Conditions clause has been reaffirmed. Although the Court primarily addressed the requirement that federal agencies must demonstrate good faith and fair...
|Maryland Shortlists Teams on Purple Line P3 Rail Project|
Jason C. Tomasulo; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
January 30, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014The Maryland Department of Transportation/Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT/MTA) recently announced that four of the six teams that submitted qualification statements will be permitted to submit proposals to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Purple Line light rail public private...
|Pennsylvania Issues Request for Qualifications for Rapid Bridge Replacement P3|
Anthony L. Byler, Jason C. Tomasulo; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
January 15, 2014, previously published on January 10, 2014In the wake of the significant transportation funding legislation passed at the end of November 2013, Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation wasted no time issuing a request for qualifications (“RFQ”), seeking statements of qualifications from potential concessionaires to...
|New Permitting and Licensure Requirements Take Effect in Philadelphia|
Daniel E. Fierstein, Catherine Nguyen; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
January 8, 2014, previously published on January 06, 2014As we reflect upon the past year, few in the Delaware Valley will forget the fateful day in June when a building located at 22nd and Market Streets collapsed in the midst of demolition work performed by contractor Griffin Campbell, which claimed six lives. In an effort to improve safety and prevent...