Legal Articles: Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation

 







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Adobe PDFMaryland Federal Court Rules That An Arbitration Provision In A Construction Contract Giving Only One Party The Right To Select Arbitration Is Unenforceable
Michael C. Zisa; Peckar & Abramson, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014
In a recent United States District Court for the District of Maryland decision, U.S. ex rel. Birckhead Electric, Inc. v. James W. Ancel, Inc., 2014 WL 2574529 (D. Md. June 5, 2014), the Court found that an arbitration provision in a construction contract that binds only one party is unenforceable....

 

Adobe PDFPreliminary Development Agreement: An Innovative Method of Streamlining P3 Procurements in Social Infrastructure
Joshua A. Levy, Frank M. Rapoport; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 2014
Within the last decade, Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) have played an increasingly crucial role in the construction and renovation of transportation and utility infrastructure. On the other hand, P3s have not been as popular a procurement method for social infrastructure projects such as...

 

Adobe PDFPennsylvania Joining Other States in Rebuilding Infrastructure
Frank M. Rapoport, Michael S. Zicherman; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2014, previously published on January 2014
With a newly enacted public-private partnership law in place, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has invited interested teams to submit their statements of qualifications (SOQs) to design, build, finance and maintain a portfolio of replacement bridges across the Commonwealth....

 

Adobe PDFCalifornia Appellate Court Rules a Contractual Agreement between an Owner and a Builder to Shorten the Statute Of Limitations Is Enforceable, Even If It Results In a Claim Being Time-Barred Before It Is Discovered.
Alex R. Baghdassarian, Todd N. Bressler, Joseph S. Sestay; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2013, previously published on November 2013
In a recent California Appellate Court decision, Brisbane Lodging, L.P. v. Webcor Builders, L.P. 216 Cal. App. 4th 1249 (2013), the Court upheld a clause in a construction contract that shortened the statute of limitations and abrogated California’s delayed discovery rule as to latent...

 

Adobe PDFA Contractual Agreement between an Owner and a Builder to Shorten the Statute of Limitations is Enforceable, Even if it Results in a Claim Being Time-Barred before it is Discovered
Alex R. Baghdassarian, Todd N. Bressler, Joseph S. Sestay; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2013, previously published on November 2013
In a recent California Appellate Court decision, Brisbane Lodging, L.P. v. Webcor Builders, L.P. 216 Cal. App. 4th 1249 (2013), the Court upheld a clause in a construction contract that shortened the statute of limitations and abrogated California’s delayed discovery rule as to latent...

 

Adobe PDFUpdates to North Carolina P3 Law
Joshua A. Levy, Frank M. Rapoport; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2013, previously published on November 2013
Public-Private Partnerships, commonly referred to as P3s, are contractual agreements between public and private entities that provide for significant involvement of private entities in the delivery and financing of public buildings and infrastructure projects. Under a P3 agreement, the private...

 

Adobe PDFSignificant Change to Contractors’ Registration Act for Home Improvement Contractors
Denis Serkin; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
October 18, 2013, previously published on October 2013
The Contractors’ Registration Act, N.J.S.A. § 56:8-136, et seq. (“CRA”) and associated regulations provide guidelines for contractors involved in the home improvement industry. Since passing in 2005, the many requirements of the CRA have contributed to a healthy amount of...

 

Adobe PDFReport on P3 Projects and Legislation in California
Eric M. Gruzen; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
October 18, 2013, previously published on October 2013
In recent years, one approach to infrastructure building on which state and local governments have increasingly relied is the public-private partnership (P3). P3s place a broad range of project responsibilities and risks onto private entities, some of which were traditionally borne by public...

 

Adobe PDFClass Action Risk For Unpaid Internship Programs
Jeffrey M. Daitz, Kevin J. O'Connor; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
August 30, 2013, previously published on August 2013
The wave of class actions in the United States now includes a full frontal assault on unpaid internship programs, with plaintiffs’ attorneys securing some successful preliminary results in the Southern District of New York. These recent decisions should prompt all employers with unpaid...

 

Adobe PDF2013 National Defense Appropriations Act: Important Expansion of Whistleblower Protections
Nathan A. Cohen, Lori Ann Lange, Edward O. Pacer; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
August 30, 2013, previously published on August 2013
On July 1, 2013, the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) went into effect. This Act is the latest example of the legal trend towards making it easier to achieve “whistleblower” status and providing greater protections when one becomes a whistleblower. Simply...