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Lewis Brisbois Client Obtains Summary Judgment In New York Indemnity And Defense Claim
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.
United States
22 Jun 2018
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California Design Professionals' Indemnity Obligations Limited Under 2018 Contracts
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
United States
22 Jun 2018
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United States
22 Jun 2018
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Third Circuit Rejects ‘Shingle Lottery' Theory Of Common Defect In Putative Homeowner Class
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a district court order denying certification to a group of homeowners in four states who alleged roof shingle manufacturer Owens Corning ...
United States
22 Jun 2018
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Developers: Be Wary Of Utility Company Easement Forms
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
United States
20 Jun 2018
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Hybrid Cost-Plus Contracting With Lump-Sum General Conditions Offers Advantages For Contractors And Owners
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.
United States
20 Jun 2018
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The California Supreme Court Weighs In On Residential Construction Defect Claims
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.
United States
19 Jun 2018
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Federal Court Compels Arbitration Of Contractor's Claims Against Engineer
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.
United States
19 Jun 2018
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Real Estate Structures Enabling Investors To Use The Section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction
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.
United States
19 Jun 2018
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The Steel Tariff. What Does It Mean To The Construction Industry And To Individual Steel Fabricators?
In 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt bolstered the national psyche by suggesting that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself!"
United States
18 Jun 2018
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New York Insurance Law: Under Construction
Imagine you hired a general contractor to renovate the master bathroom of your home.
United States
14 Jun 2018
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Worcester's Kelley Square Parking Experiment
May 22 drew crowds of government officials, area executives, project professionals, and the press with the groundbreaking for Worcester's new Kelley Square Market
United States
14 Jun 2018
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California Contractors Beware: California Supreme Court Narrows Prompt Payment Exceptions
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.
United States
14 Jun 2018
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Enforcing A Mechanic's Lien In California? Don't Waive Your Right To Arbitrate The Dispute
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...
United States
13 Jun 2018
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EPC Contractors Procuring From Foreign Companies Need To Reconsider Their Contracts
A recent California case may force engineering, procurement and construction companies doing business with foreign suppliers to reconsider—and maybe rewrite—their contracts.
United States
12 Jun 2018
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DHS Announces Additional 15,000 H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Visas For FY 2018 (Video)
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.
United States
11 Jun 2018
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Guidance Revised On EB-5 Immigrant Investor Cases Involving Tenant Occupancy; Adjustment Of Status Interview Guidelines/Waiver Criteria (Video)
USCIS announced on May 16, 2018, that it is revising guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5) cases involving tenant occupancy.
United States
11 Jun 2018
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Taking On The NYC-SCA
As I have often maintained on these pages, public construction is a rough business.
United States
8 Jun 2018
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Update: Lake County Indefinitely Postpones 500% Increase To Transportation Impact Fees
On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners considered a proposal to raise transportation impact fee ...
United States
7 Jun 2018
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Koprivec v. Rails-To-Trails Of Wayne County: What Deed Drafters Need To Know
The dispute in Koprivec centered on the ownership of an abandoned railroad corridor.
United States
7 Jun 2018
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