Legal Articles: Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

 







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HTMLContemporaneous Documentation is Not Always a Good Thing
Michael H. Payne; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
There is no question that documentation is an important part in the resolution of any construction dispute. Particularly contemporaneous documents - documents that are created at the time that events occur. Quality control reports, daily logs, and timely letters all fall into the...

 

HTMLNew Changes to Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law Take Effect
Jason A. Copley, Daniel E. Fierstein; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014
On July 9, 2014, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill (S.B. 145) into law that amends the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law of 1963 (the “Lien Law”). The new law took effect on September 8, 2014 and affects subcontractor lien rights on residential construction projects...

 

HTMLCourt Upholds Rights of Small Business Dredging Contractors
Michael H. Payne, Robert G. Ruggieri; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014
In a bid protest argued by our firm before the United States Court of Federal Claims on September 23, 2014, the Court ruled in favor of our client, RLB Contracting, Inc., (RLB) in a matter involving the designation of the dredging exception to NAICS code 237990, which is for “Other Heavy and...

 

HTMLShafer Electric & Construction v. Mantia: PA Supreme Court Holds That Noncompliance with the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act Does Not Entitle Homeowners to Free Work
Matthew L. Erlanger, Jennifer M. Horn; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014
Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (“HICPA”), which went into effect in 2009, generally requires that home improvement contracts be in writing and contain thirteen specific items (including the contractor’s home improvement contractor registration...

 

HTMLIs the End Near for Race-Conscious Contracting Programs? Federal Contractor Challenges the 8(a) Minority Business Development Program
Edward T. DeLisle, Kayleen Egan, Maria L. Panichelli; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014
Is the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) minority business development program, also known as the “8(a) Program” unconstitutional? The legality of the program has been a hot topic of debate over the year, most recently due to a significant DC District Court...

 

HTMLBig Changes for Small Business: Revisions to Protest and Appellate Procedure
Edward T. DeLisle, Maria L. Panichelli, Gary J. Repke, Jr.; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014
Attention all small business owners! As a result of a final rule issued by the FAR Council on July 25, requirements for protesting small businesses size and eligibility status are changing effective August 25, 2014. This rule, which finalizes an interim rule issued on March 7, 2013, updates size...

 

HTMLSBA Increases Small Business Size Standards for Businesses in Numerous Industries, Including Construction
Edward T. DeLisle, Maria L. Panichelli; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
If you participate in federal government procurement programs, either as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor, listen up! Your small business size status may have changed on July 14, 2014 as a result of an interim rule issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The rule increased...

 

HTMLUpdate on Discoverability of Attorney-Expert Communications
Matthew L. Erlanger, Jennifer M. Horn; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014
On April 29, 2014 an evenly divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital upheld a lower court ruling holding that communications between a party’s attorney and a party’s expert witness are exempt from disclosure during discovery. This case was previously...

 

HTMLAmendments to Ohio P3 Legislation Add Bonding Requirements with a Twist
Lisa M. Wampler; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014
It is no secret within the construction industry that public-private partnership (P3) project delivery has recently become all the rage. The demand for infrastructure repairs and improvements is high, and the public dollars needed to fund them are scarce. P3 projects incorporating public and...

 

HTMLSchuylkill Products: Important Lessons and Reminders about the Power of the False Claims Act
Daniel E. Fierstein, Jennifer M. Horn, Katherine Tohanczyn; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
As many federal government contractors know, the False Claims Act (FCA) is a tool used by the federal government to deter fraud. Those found to have knowingly submitted false information to the government in violation of the FCA stand to suffer the imposition of fines, forfeiture of improperly...

 


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