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|Implied Warranty Of Habitability Owed By A Home Builder To A Residential Purchaser Of A New Home Does Not Extend To The Subsequent Purchaser Of The Home.|
Timothy G. Ventura; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
September 29, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014Residential purchasers of a three-year-old home brought a claim against the builder of the home for breach of the implied warranty of habitability upon discovering water infiltration and latent construction defects. However, they were not in contractual privity with the builder; rather, they had...
|California Appellate Court Rules That California’s Prevailing Wage Laws Do Not Apply to Off-Site Fabrication|
Robert R. Roginson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014On August 27, 2014, the California Court of Appeal issued its decision in the long-anticipated Russ-Will case, Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, Local 104 v. Duncan; Russ Will Mechanical, Inc., Court of Appeal of the State of California, First Appellate District, Division Three,...
|Identification of Public Project Payment Bond Claimants|
Harry Z. Rippeon; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014Prime contractors working on public projects are often required to provide a payment bond to ensure adequate financial protection for those subcontractors and suppliers providing labor, materials, equipment, or other services. For federal government projects, this requirement is contained in the...
|New Building Bylaw: No More Door Knobs|
Conrad Rego; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014In September, 2013, Vancouver City Council approved a new 2014 City of Vancouver Building Bylaw. According to the City, the 2014 Building Bylaw 10908, which covers detached houses and low-rise residential buildings, brings about changes to the current Building Bylaw 9419 to support housing for...
|OFCCP Notice of Proposed Extension of Record-Keeping Requirements for Construction Contractors|
T. Scott Kelly, Samantha K. Smith; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014On September 2, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published in the Federal Register a proposed renewal of the current record-keeping, notice, and reporting requirements imposed by Executive Order 11246 for federal construction contractors and subcontractors. The...
|Directional Driller’s Employee’s Claims Against Lease Owner And Drilling Contractor Defeated On Summary Judgment|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014The Texas owner of a North Dakota oil and gas lease contracted with a drilling company to provide a drilling rig and drilling services (the “drilling contractor”), and also contracted with another company to perform directional drilling services (the “directional driller”)....
|Federal OSHA Proposes to Take Over Enforcement of Construction Standards in Arizona|
Christopher M. Pastore; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014On August 21, 2014, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed to revoke its approval of Arizona’s state occupational health and safety plan with respect to construction. If OSHA follows through on this proposal, Arizona employers that are engaged in...
|Honoring our Laborers|
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014Did you get Labor Day off at work this past Monday? For more than 100 years, laborers have been honored on the first monday in September for their "contributions made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country" (US Dept of Labor).
|Enough with the COFEDs!|
September 5, 2014, previously published by Subcontractors News on September 2014Much is being observed today regarding how one-sided basic contract language has become in the construction industry. This occurs at all levels: between owner/developers and their CM/GCs; CM/GCs and their subcontractors; and among subcontractors and their second tier specialty trade...
|Procedural Differences for Claims on Standard Form Performance and Payment Bonds|
Jonathan R. Mayo; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014Construction suretyship is a three-part relationship in which a surety provides performance and payment bonds guarantying the performance of a contractor to an owner and the contractor’s subcontractors and suppliers. A contractor may also demand performance and payment bonds from its...