Construction & Development. Legal news and articles for April 30 - 30, 2017

Cape council set to take stand on prevailing wage repeal effortLGBTQ groups fear Tennessee bill would roll back civil rightsBUSINESS BRIEFS: New speaker set for Friday Law Day luncheon … and other itemsJose Baez: Hernandez acquittal burnishes lawyer's reputationUp and Coming: Andrew HattenWhy understanding economic loss doctrine is critical for construction professionalsA disbarred former judge and a few felons on list of punished lawyersConstruction has not begun on planned sports complex in EdmondConstruction has not begun on planned sports complex in EdmondBUSINESS BRIEFS: New speaker set for Friday Law Day luncheon … and other itemsFollow the Money: Real estate and construction industries give close to $1 million to legislatorsBill sabotages statewide affordable housing effortsAn innovative way to oppose new housing in San FranciscoIn Chicago, law firms cultivate new pot-specific practicesPrevailing wage law costs taxpayers, local contractors

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Student housing development holds steady on strength of millennial demand
Construction DiveApril 3, 2017

While more millennials pursuing post-secondary education has been a boon for student housing development, the weakening ability of institutions to draw students to older, (often) more expensive on-campus offerings with relatively fewer amenities has ...more »

Axing Brathwaite will aid his development, says coach Law
Jamaica ObserverApril 3, 2017

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — West Indies head coach Stuart Law on Monday said Carlos Brathwaite's dropping from the one-day side to face Pakistan will afford the talented all-rounder the chance to further improve his weaknesses and return a ...more »

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Cape council set to take stand on prevailing wage repeal effort
Southeast MissourianApril 30, 2017

A coalition of more than 1,000 Missouri-based construction contractors in 14 trade associations have opposed the latest efforts to repeal the law, according to a statement from the group. City manager Scott Meyer has recommended approval of the repeal ...more »

LGBTQ groups fear Tennessee bill would roll back civil rights
NET WebsiteApril 30, 2017

LGBTQ groups fear a bill in Tennessee, passed by the state legislature, could bring discrimination and weaken same-sex marriage or other civil rights — but legal experts say it is unlikely to effectively do so. House Bill 1111 (also known as SB 1085 ...more »

BUSINESS BRIEFS: New speaker set for Friday Law Day luncheon … and other items
Peninsula Daily NewsApril 30, 2017

PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers has scheduled a new speaker for its annual celebration of Law Day from noon to 1 p.m. Friday. Kellye Testy, the dean of the University of Washington Law School, who was originally set to ...more »

Jose Baez: Hernandez acquittal burnishes lawyer's reputation
Beloit Daily NewsApril 30, 2017

FILE - In this March 1, 2017, file photo, lead defense attorney Jose Baez delivers his opening statement to the jury on the first day of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's double-murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston ...more »

Up and Coming: Andrew Hatten
Hattiesburg AmericanApril 30, 2017

Meet Andrew A. Hatten, 28, of Hattiesburg, an attorney at Bryan Nelson P.A. The focus of his law practice is litigation and business law, including representing individuals and companies in civil lawsuits and counseling entrepreneurs and business ...more »

Why understanding economic loss doctrine is critical for construction professionals
International Law Office (registration)April 30, 2017

The economic loss doctrine seeks to maintain the common law rule set forth in Hadley by preventing contracting parties from using tort claims to obtain damages not otherwise available under contract law. In other words ... In a recent case in Alaska ...more »

A disbarred former judge and a few felons on list of punished lawyers
Miami HeraldApril 30, 2017

Another matter alleges Podvin tried to skirt his law firm around paying a debt to another lawyer by agreeing to a consent judgment knowing his law firm had dissolved. Then, he opened another law firm and resumed doing business. The last matter stems ...more »

Construction has not begun on planned sports complex in Edmond
NewsOK.comApril 30, 2017

Now, construction is well underway and expected to be completed in September or October. City officials agreed five years ago to invest $12 million in a hotel and conference center and sports center as a way to increase economic development and sales ...more »

Construction has not begun on planned sports complex in Edmond
NewsOK.comApril 30, 2017

Now, construction is well underway and expected to be completed in September or October. City officials agreed five years ago to invest $12 million in a hotel and conference center and sports center as a way to increase economic development and sales ...more »

BUSINESS BRIEFS: New speaker set for Friday Law Day luncheon … and other items
Peninsula Daily NewsApril 30, 2017

PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers has scheduled a new speaker for its annual celebration of Law Day from noon to 1 p.m. Friday. Kellye Testy, the dean of the University of Washington Law School, who was originally set to ...more »

Follow the Money: Real estate and construction industries give close to $1 million to legislators
The Nevada IndependentApril 30, 2017

While they aren't as flashy as the state's gaming industry, Nevada's construction, development and real estate businesses have long made up a significant portion of the state's economy and employed a significant chunk of its workforce. And that same ...more »

Bill sabotages statewide affordable housing efforts
San Francisco ExaminerApril 30, 2017

Let's be clear: The DBL is a key measure to build affordable homes and encourage environmentally friendly infill development. But don't take my word for it. The sponsors of AB 2501, the Western Center on Law and Poverty and the California Rural Legal ...more »

An innovative way to oppose new housing in San Francisco
San Francisco ExaminerApril 30, 2017

This law hit the books more than 20 years before Sen. Mark Leno authored the ... In some cases, no density bonus means it will be impossible to finance construction, and The City will lose out on the creation of new homes. The core difference between ...more »

In Chicago, law firms cultivate new pot-specific practices
Herald and NewsApril 30, 2017

“A cannabis business needs not just a cannabis-focused lawyer but also one that really understands litigation and corporate law and intellectual property law and all these different types of practices,” said Morgan, who was the first coordinator of ...more »

Prevailing wage law costs taxpayers, local contractors
Southeast MissourianApril 30, 2017

Perhaps $10 million to $20 million has been overspent on construction contracts because of compliance with Missouri's prevailing wage laws. Twenty million dollars is no small figure, and could ... It forces local skilled tradesmen and contractors to ...more »

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