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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Lewis Brisbois recently obtained a summary judgment dismissal of a third-party suit alleging that the firm's insured steel company client must indemnify and defend the general contractor in an injured worker's suit.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The California Legislature has narrowed the scope of enforceable indemnity agreements applicable to licensed architects, engineers, and land surveyors through its amendment of Civil Code § 2782.8
Holland & Knight
This process has hardly begun.
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
A utility company that provides service to an owner's property usually requests the owner to sign a standard form of easement that is intended to allow the utility company to enter onto the owner's property in order to install and service its utility lines
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The most common method of contracting for private commercial construction is reimbursement of the contractor's construction costs plus a fee, with a guaranteed maximum price.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In January of this year, the California Supreme Court finally decided the long-standing question of whether the "Right to Repair Act" (SB800) provides the sole remedy in California residential construction defect cases, or whether homeowners can also pursue common law remedies (such as strict liability, negligence, etc.) in McMillin Albany LLC v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 241.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In a recent case, Lewis Brisbois successfully moved a federal court to compel arbitration of all of a contractor's claims against an engineering firm and to preclude an interlocutory appeal of the ruling.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
In 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt bolstered the national psyche by suggesting that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself!"
Bowditch & Dewey
May 22 drew crowds of government officials, area executives, project professionals, and the press with the groundbreaking for Worcester's new Kelley Square Market
Dentons
A unanimous California Supreme Court made it clear that the term "prompt payment" in the context of California's prompt payment statutes really means "prompt payment," and any exception applies narrowly.
Thompson Coburn LLP
On June 6, 2018, the California Court of Appeal held that a contractor waived its right to arbitrate disputes because it recorded a mechanic's lien and then didn't follow California Code of Civil Procedure...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
A recent California case may force engineering, procurement and construction companies doing business with foreign suppliers to reconsider—and maybe rewrite—their contracts.
Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP
As I have often maintained on these pages, public construction is a rough business.
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners considered a proposal to raise transportation impact fee ...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The dispute in Koprivec centered on the ownership of an abandoned railroad corridor.
Reed Smith
Viability assessments for affordable housing have long been a source of frustration for developers.
Carlton Fields
Foreclosure/Standing: bank's allegation in complaint that it acquired loan and possessed both legal and beneficial interest in note and mortgage prior to filing ...
Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
For commercial transactions, gone are the days of the sit-down closing.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
A recent article I co-authored and published in the New York Law Journal recaps and highlights the key takeaways in the federal district court's decision in Cohen v. G&M Realty L.P....
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
The Building Design & Construction Network states that unique and distinctive amenities are a must-have for Senior Living Facilities.
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McDermott Will & Emery
On March 13, 2018, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma dismissed U.S. ex rel. Montalvo v. Native American Servs. Corp.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Today, there are more programs than ever at the federal, state and local levels to ensure the participation of small businesses in contracting opportunities.
Fakhoury Law Group
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced on May 25, 2018, that an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas will be available for fiscal year 2018.
Fakhoury Law Group
USCIS announced on May 16, 2018, that it is revising guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5) cases involving tenant occupancy.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The article provides a brief analysis of the implications of the new 20 percent business income deduction available to pass-through entities and real estate investment trusts under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Commercial mortgage loans secured by existing income producing properties are often made on a non-recourse basis to the borrower (and its principals), other than with respect to customary limited recourse carve-outs.
Arnold & Porter
US importers of wood and wood products are required to comply with the requirements of the Lacey Act, which prohibits trade in plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported, or sold.
Carlton Fields
Foreclosure/Standing: bank's allegation in complaint that it acquired loan and possessed both legal and beneficial interest in note and mortgage prior to filing ...
Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
For commercial transactions, gone are the days of the sit-down closing.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On May 3, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ("USDA") released its much-anticipated proposed rule to establish a national standard for the disclosure of bioengineered ingredients in certain food products.
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