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HTMLDifferent States Impose Different Limitations on Indemnity and Additional Insured Provisions
Sarah E. Carson; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
Indemnity provisions, also known as hold harmless agreements, are frequently included in construction contracts to transfer the risk of third-party claims. Indemnity agreements involve a promise by which one party (the indemnitor) makes another party (the indemnitee) whole for a loss that the other...

 

HTMLLicensing Challenges for Multi-State Design Practices
Kathleen Hsu; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
Architects and engineers typically contract to provide professional design services in a number of states and are, therefore, subject to each state’s licensure laws. It is important for design professionals to be aware of state-specific differences in licensing before entering into contracts...

 

HTMLA New Wrinkle to Leasehold Surrender Interest? Concessioner Asserts that LSI Includes Intangible Assets Such as Trademarks
Alan I. Saltman; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015
The incumbent concessioner at Yosemite National Park, Delaware North Parks and Resorts at Yosemite (DNC Yosemite), has indicated publically that the Leasehold Surrender Interest which would be due it from a new concessioner awarded the Yosemite contract includes a $51 million component for the...

 

HTMLSBA Proposes Rules Affecting Small Business Set Aside Contracts and Subcontracting
Stephen J. Kelleher, Thomas J. Kelleher, Steven L. Reed, Alan I. Saltman; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015
On December 29, 2014, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued proposed rules which, if implemented, will change regulations and implement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA), impacting small business subcontracting, joint ventures, affiliation, and set aside...

 

Adobe PDFExecutive Order 13658 - Implements Regulations Establishing a Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
Alan I. Saltman; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2014
On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed a 5 page Executive Order (EO) that, among other things, will affect the minimum wages that must be paid under a number of agreements with the federal government that have previously not been subject to special rules on minimum wages.

 

HTMLNo Harm, No Foul? - Penalties for Noncompliance When Performing Construction in a Foreign Jursisdiction
Steven J. Stuart; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 2, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
An avoidable disaster: A well-respected, hard-working engineer designs and installs a system that meets and exceeds an owner’s contractual requirements. The project was located out-of-state for the engineer, but the promised fee justified the effort. In a rush to meet the project...

 

HTMLNew Effort to Increase Competition at the Grand Canyon
Alan I. Saltman; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015
Over the decades that Xanterra and its predecessors have held the contract at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, it built up a Leasehold Surrender Interest of some $200 million which it would, of course, be entitled to collect from any new contractor that the Park Service might select when the...

 

Adobe PDFWho is and Who is Not Covered by a Public Project Miller Act Payment Bond?
Eugene J. Heady; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 8, 2015, previously published on November 12, 2014
The Miller Act, codified at 40 U.S.C. §§ 3131-3134, represents a Congressional effort to protect those supplying labor and material for the construction of federal public buildings or public works in lieu of the protections they might otherwise receive under state statutes if engaged in...

 

HTMLBidding and Performing Public Works Contracts in Other States
Todd M. Heffner; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 8, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
Working in a new state can present many new opportunities, but it also comes with many challenges. You cannot assume that the new state’s laws will be identical to your own. Some issues that might come up include: registration and licensing requirements, anti-indemnity statutes, bonding and...

 

HTMLBuilding the Impenetrable Brick Wall of Project Documentation
Eugene J. Heady; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
Early in my career as a project manager, years before becoming a lawyer, my manager called me into his office and assigned me to a large new project. He explained that the project owner had a reputation for being very litigious, and he needed me to aggressively manage the project to avoid costly...

 


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