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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
Expanded ARO Pilot Pprogram Poised For Chicago City Council Approval
Earlier this week, after a four-hour hearing, the Chicago City Council's Committee on Housing and Real Estate recommended approval of a three-year pilot initiative to expand and modify the City of Chicago's...
United States
9 Oct 2017
Supreme Court Clarifies Definition Of ‘Church Plan' Under ERISA
The Supreme Court on June 5, 2017, unanimously held that a benefits plan administered by an entity that is associated with a church and has as its principal purpose the administration or funding...
United States
16 Jun 2017
Missouri Appellate Court Opens The Door To Spearin Claims By Contractors Against Public Entities
A Missouri appellate court has for the first time recognized that a construction contractor may pursue a breach of contract claim against a public entity owner based on the "Spearin doctrine,"...
United States
7 Mar 2017
Chicago Lifts Limits On Efficiency Units Close To Transit
On Dec. 14, the Chicago City Council approved an amendment to the Chicago Zoning Ordinance waiving the limit on the amount of efficiency units in developments that are in close proximity...
United States
28 Dec 2016
Court Rejects Contractor's Mechanic's Lien Because Of ‘Intent'
The Illinois Court of Appeals' recent decision in AUI Construction Group, LLC v. Vaessen highlights the need for careful planning in structuring development agreements, construction contracts...
United States
2 Dec 2016
Private Equity's Top Ten Issues For The Next President
Many of the issues on the next President's plate have unique resonance within the private equity world.
United States
14 Nov 2016
Unpaid Construction Work? Stay Calm – And Make Sure Every Word Of Your Mechanics Lien Is Accurate
Not getting paid infuriates most contractors and material suppliers. Don't let that anger cause you to make a bad situation worse by overdoing a mechanics lien
United States
31 Aug 2016
Missouri Expands Project Delivery Options For Public Works Projects
The State of Missouri recently joined a majority of states allowing political subdivisions to make use of design-build and construction manager-at-risk contracts for public works projects.
United States
19 Jul 2016
Waivers Of Implied Warranty Strengthened For Condo, Home Builders In Illinois
In two recent builder-friendly decisions, the First District and Supreme Court of Illinois have ruled that the standard conspicuous waiver of the implied warranty of habitability found in most builders' sales agreements.
United States
11 Jul 2016
Public Contracting Requirements: Not Just For ‘Traditional' Government Contractors
Federal and state laws contain many construction-related requirements that are routine for traditional government contracts and contractors.
United States
21 Apr 2016
Missouri Passes Data Center Incentive Legislation
Missouri recently joined the growing number of states that have created incentives for the construction or expansion of data center facilities.
United States
20 Apr 2015
Developers Take Advantage Of Low Income Housing Development Tax Credits, But Recent Third Circuit Decision Stirs Controversy
Developers of multi-family apartment complexes geared to low- to moderate-income tenants are increasingly taking advantage of federal low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) and, where available, their state counterparts, to finance such developments.
United States
21 Nov 2012
Avoiding Mechanics' Liens – A Checklist For Owners
Owners of construction projects, and their lenders, are frequently anxious about the prospect of mechanics' liens being filed against their property.
United States
26 Sep 2012
Construction Due Diligence: Sooner Is Always Better Than Later
The recent economic downturn in real estate development and construction has significantly and negatively impacted contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers.
United States
21 Jun 2011
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