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HTMLContractors Beware: Washington Court Rules Good Cause Not Required to Terminate Contract for Convenience
Timothy John Repass; Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 3, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015
The Washington State Court of Appeals held on August 10, 2015, that a termination for convenience provision in a private construction contract is enforceable where there is adequate consideration in the form of partial performance of the contract and payment for such work.


Adobe PDFCompliance Programs-When They Work and When They Don’t
Richard T. Preiss; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2015
In today’s regulated economy, compliance programs are a necessity across most industries. That is no less so for the construction industry.


HTMLFluor Corp. v. Superior Court (Cal. Sup. Ct. 2015) ---- Cal.4th ----, ---- W.L. ----, Case No. S205889
McCormick Barstow Sheppard Wayte Carruth LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015
Fluor Corporation was involved in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities and, beginning in 1971 and until 1986, was insured by Hartford. Each Hartford policy contained a consent to assignment clause requiring the insurer's consent before any assignment would be binding....


HTMLConstruction Status Report Filed for Corpus Christi LNG Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015
Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC has filed a report with FERC on the status of construction of its LNG export terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas through July 2015. The report states that engineering has progressed to 71.9%, procurement has progressed to 25.9%, subcontract and direct hire...


HTMLA Word of Caution to Design-Builders
Ashley G. Moss; Vandeventer Black LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2015, previously published on August 2015
The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (“DPOR”) licenses professional contractors, engineers, and architects in Virginia and punishes those who violate licensure laws. Although sometimes overlooked, businesses that provide professional services must also be...


HTMLFERC to Prepare Environmental Assessment for Freeport LNG Train 4 Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2015, previously published on August 20, 2015
FERC has issued a notice of its intent to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for Freeport LNG Development, L.P.’s proposal to add a fourth liquefaction train (Train 4 Project) at its LNG export terminal currently under construction on Quintana Island in Brazoria County, Texas. The Train...


HTMLBreathing Room: The Alberta Court of Appeal Addresses the New Limitation Period for Third-Party Claims
Christopher Petrucci; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 13, 2015
The limitation period for a defendant seeking contribution from a third party has changed. In last month's Alberta Court of Appeal decision of Whitecourt Power Limited Partnership v Elliott Turbomachinery Canada Inc., 2015 ABCA 252 (Whitecourt Power), the Court interpreted a recent amendment to the...


HTMLSupreme Court Takes on Housing Discrimination
Christopher A. Roach; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that certain actions that adversely affect minorities in poor neighborhoods violate the Fair Housing Act (FHA), even if there is no proof that discrimination was intentional. In a 5-4 decision, the Court formally recognized the availability of “disparate...


HTMLActive Settlement Construction, The Mediation Society
Griffiths Goyette;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on September 2012
Active Settlement Construction


HTMLChapter 558 Notice and the Duty to Defend
Lindsay G. McCormick; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 14, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015
For those of us who immerse ourselves in the world of construction law, we know that liability and coverage is far too intertwined for anyone to completely practice in only one realm. Many times, the issues of liability and coverage overlap and require expertise and knowledge of both areas to...


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