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Adobe PDFNew Executive Order Will Require Contractors to Disclose Labor Violations
Lori Ann Lange; Peckar & Abramson, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 2014
As part of his Year of Action, on July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The Executive Order will require contractors who are bidding on federal government contracts in excess of $500,000 to disclose their federal and state labor law violations, as...


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...