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Avoiding The Tennessee Retainage Requirements
In Vic Davis Construction, Inc. v. Lauren Engineers & Constructors, Inc., the Tennessee Court of Appeals approved a contractor's use of closeout costs to "holdback" 5% of the contract price without complying with the...
United States
11 Jul 2019
Recent Statutory Changes Governing The Arizona Registrar Of Contractors
The Arizona Registrar of Contractors ("Registrar") has internally amended its regulations multiple times over the last few years.
United States
4 Jun 2019
What You Need To Know About Nashville's Equal Business Opportunity Program
On January 4, 2019, Mayor David Briley approved the enactment of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Equal Business Opportunity Program (the "Program").
United States
30 Jan 2019
Benefits (And Detriments) Of Construction Arbitration
When negotiating construction contracts, parties are typically focused on "big ticket" issues like scope of work, timing and payment.
United States
13 Aug 2018
Summary Of Amendments To Construction Lien Act
In December 2017, the Ontario Legislature passed the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 (the "Act").
United States
31 Jan 2018
AIA Releases 2017 Construction And Design Agreements
At the end of last month, the American Institute of Architects ("AIA") released several revised documents including the primary agreements between the owner and contractor and the owner...
United States
15 May 2017
Other Appellate Decisions Of Note: September 2016
The Michigan Supreme Court held that home rule cities have the authority to enact an ordinance requiring that a prevailing wage be paid on public construction projects.
United States
3 Oct 2016
Sign Of The Times: Billboard Ordinance Upheld
In International Outdoor, Inc v City of Livonia, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a zoning ordinance provision banning new billboards.
United States
3 Oct 2016
Homeowners Who Purchase Directly From Homebuilders May Seek Recovery Of Attorneys' Fees On Claims For Breach Of The Implied Warranty Of Workmanship And Habitability
The original extension of implied warranty claims to subsequent purchasers effectively eliminated any distinction between them and original purchasers for purposes of such claims.
United States
29 Jun 2016
Government Claims Against Contractors And Developers Subject To Statute Of Repose Filing Deadlines, Arizona Court Of Appeals Rules
In a matter of first impression, the Arizona Court of Appeals recently ruled that government claims against contractors and developers are subject to the time limits set forth in the Construction Statute of Repose.
United States
1 Jun 2016
Softwood Lumber, Construction And Building Products Companies In Limbo As U.S. And Canada Attempt To Resolve New Softwood Lumber Dispute
Softwood lumber producers, remanufacturers, construction, building products companies, importers and shippers are waiting to see whether the United States and Canada can work towards heading off another softwood lumber trade dispute.
16 Mar 2016
Employment Requirements For Building Officials
The Michigan Attorney General has interpreted a recent law requiring municipal building officials to be "employed" by a municipality to mean that building officials cannot be private independent contractors.
United States
17 Nov 2015
Municipal Legal News: Volume 1, Number 2
The Michigan Attorney General has interpreted a recent law requiring municipal building officials to be "employed" by a municipality to mean that building officials cannot be private independent contractors.
United States
17 Nov 2015
Gaming Legal News: Enterprise Rancheria Ready To Construct Class II Casino
California's Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe, also known as Enterprise Rancheria, has said it will begin construction of a scaled-down Class II gaming facility in Yuba County...
United States
9 Nov 2015
Supreme Court Strikes Down Ordinance Regulating Directional Signs
The Gilbert decision is receiving significant attention in the media and may result in a wave of challenges to municipal sign ordinances.
United States
8 Jul 2015
Amendments To Arizona’s Purchaser Dwelling Act Impact Residential Construction Claims
House Bill 2578, which amends the Purchaser Dwelling Act was signed into law by Governor Ducey on Monday, March 23, 2015.
United States
31 Mar 2015
Significant Changes Made By ROC To Its Complaint And Hearing Process
For the last 25 years, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors’ enforcement procedures have been best described as "complainant driven."
United States
10 Apr 2014
Homeowners Cannot Assert Claims Against Subcontractors For Breach Of Implied Warranty
Since 1979, Arizona courts have recognized an implied warranty of workmanship and habitability regarding new home construction.
United States
13 Dec 2013
Savings, Solar, And Shade – Taking Advantage Of Arizona’s Public School District Energy Contract
Arizona has abundant sun and heat. What it does not have in abundance is funding for school districts to construct any facilities or to pay ever-increasing utility bills.
United States
14 Aug 2013
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