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HTMLStating a Claim for Negligent Misrepresentation for a Design Professional’s Supply of Information
Gregory J. Kelley; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016
Until 2005, in Pennsylvania the Economic Loss Doctrine precluded contractors from suing design professionals in negligence for additional costs incurred on a construction project due to errors or omissions in the design plans. The contractor’s recourse was to sue the party who had contracted...


HTMLConstruction Labor Costs May Rise With New Department of Labor Rule
Turlington Law Firm;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published by Construction Executive
Risk Management eNewsletter
on Spring, 2016
On May 18, 2016, President Obama announced the publication of the Department of Labor¿s (DOL) final rule regarding overtime regulations.


HTMLConcurrent Delay: Clearing Up the Confusion Over "Apportionment" in Construction Litigation
Joseph E. (Joe) Finley, Esha Mankodi, Andrew D. (Andy) Ness, Kevin O'Brien, Christopher N. (Chris) Thatch; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2016, previously published on May 2016
Whether a period of concurrent delay properly may be "apportioned" between the parties to a construction contract was a key issue recently in a major construction dispute. Jones Day represented the owners of a half-completed, multibillion dollar project, which had suffered a two-year...


Adobe PDFPreparing for the Big One: Los Angeles’s New Seismic Retrofit Ordinance and Recommendations for Mitigating Risk
Eric M. Khodadian, Theodore D. Levin; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on May 19, 2016
A major earthquake in California is inevitable. Most Californians recall the 1994 Northridge earthquake that rocked Los Angeles with a 6.7 on the Richter scale. In that earthquake, some of the structures that suffered the greatest damage were wood-framed “soft story” buildings and...


HTMLSupreme Court of Virginia Clarifies Scope of Contractors' Potential Liability for Design Defects
John R. Lockard; Vandeventer Black LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2016, previously published on May 2016
The Supreme Court of Virginia recently addressed construction contractors’ potential liability for damages caused by design defects. In William H. Gordon Associates, Inc. v. Heritage Fellowship Church, a church hired an engineering firm to design a rain tank system to provide storm water...


HTMLCourt of Appeals Interprets Michigan Moldbuilders Lien Statute
Timothy Lowe; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 2, 2016, previously published on May 6, 2016
The Michigan Court of Appeals recently analyzed the ability of a molder to discharge a moldbuilder’s lien even if the moldbuilder has not yet been paid for its work.


HTMLDesigners and Builders Beware - New Technologies New Products New Risks
John R. Singleton; Singleton Urquhart LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 31, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
Were it not for the advancement in building technologies and the introduction of new building products, we might still be living in caves. On the other hand, those who have been victims of failed new technologies and faulty new building products may conclude that living in a cave was not such a bad...


HTMLBuilders Liens - Know Your Legal Paths to Resolution
Robert A. Hodgins, Michael Peraya; Singleton Urquhart LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 31, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
In its first construction lien decision in some time, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed what many British Columbians have known since the 2003 Court of Appeal decision in Shimco Metal Erectors Ltd. v. Design Steel Constructors Ltd., namely, that lien claimants are not confined to pursuing only...


HTMLEnd of the Road: The Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave to Appeal in Iona Contractors Ltd. v Guarantee Company of North America
James W. MacLellan, Richard H. Shaban; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 14, 2016
The Supreme Court of Canada today released its highly anticipated decision in Iona Contractors Ltd. v Guarantee Company of North America, 2015 ABCA 240 dismissing the application for leave to appeal by the Trustee in Bankruptcy (the "Trustee") of the bankrupt, Iona Contractors Inc....


HTMLConsideration of Force Majeure in Construction Contracts
Jonathan Massell, David A. Senter; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 25, 2016
Before entering into a construction contract, consider how force majeure events are evolving in today’s world.


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