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|What Kind of License Do You Need for Design-Build Services in Florida?|
Rogers Towers P.A.;
February 16, 2015, previously published on November 5, 2014Design-build firms are not required to hold a contractor’s license in Florida. They’re also not required to have an engineer’s license. Architect’s license? Nope, they don’t have to hold that one either.
|If You Build It, “The Claims” Will Likely Come: Controlling Anticipated Risks In Large Projects|
Rogers Towers P.A.;
February 16, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2014Sophisticated parties in large projects know that it is not unusual for claims of all types to occur during the course of the project. Despite everyone’s best efforts, claims for property damage, material loss and personal injury are all examples of foreseeable risks that may need to be...
|Reopening of Benguela Railway Brings Economic Hope to Angola|
Mugdha S. Kelkar; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015When the Portuguese completed the construction of the Benguela Railway more than 85 years ago, it stretched 1,350 kilometers across 67 stations and connected the interior in far eastern Angola to the port of Lobito on Angola’s Atlantic coast. Since the Angolan Revolution in 1973, the last...
|Teva v. Sandoz (USSC) - Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Rulings|
Michael V. Solomita; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015On Jan. 20, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision setting forth a new standard for appellate review of a district court’s claim construction ruling. Teva Pharmas. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 13-854, slip op., 574 U.S. &under;&under; (2015). Prior to this decision, a district...
|Common Law, Conventions and Contemporary African Copyright Law|
Rosalind H. Read; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 13, 2015, previously published on December 29, 2014The development of modern copyright law in Africa is largely a late 20th and early 21st century phenomenon with the respective bodies of law drawing from colonial common law, international treaties and conventions, or local statutes.
|New Jersey Creates More Difficult Independent Contractor Test for State Wage Law Purposes|
Thomas R. Bundy, Matt Gatewood, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, H. Karl Zeswitz; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of New Jersey articulated the test to be used in determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee for purposes of the state’s Wage Payment Law and Wage and Hour Law. Any company that contracts with independent contractors in New Jersey...
|Action Plan: Protecting Heritage Homes in the City of Vancouver|
Jennifer Hayes; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
February 12, 2015, previously published on January 19, 2015In response to significant public pressure to stem the tide of heritage and character home demolition, the City of Vancouver¿s review and update of its Heritage Conservation Program is underway and due to conclude in late 2015.
|Appellate Court Limits Settlement Options in Construction Lawsuits|
Timothy John Repass; Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP;
February 10, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015The Oregon Court of Appeals issued an opinion on December 3, 2014, precluding a homeowner’s association from prosecuting claims against subcontractors assigned to it by developers, where the viability of those claims was dependent upon claims against the developers, which had been dismissed.
|Warranty Provisions Deserve Careful Consideration From Contractors|
Casaundra M. Maimone; Vandeventer Black LLP;
February 9, 2015, previously published on January 2015It goes without saying that a contractor should carefully review all of the proposed terms and negotiate all of the final terms of a construction contract such that the provisions are best tailored to their role on the project. Nonetheless, attentiveness to warranty terms is especially important...
|The Legal Perspective on Technical Documents in the Construction Industry|
Jason A. Banack; Bennett Jones LLP;
February 6, 2015, previously published on June 5, 2014A lawyer adds value to a project by applying his or her unique knowledge of legal principles and industry experience to the particular circumstances of a client’s business.