Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries. Legal news and articles for April 26 - 30, 2017

Why understanding economic loss doctrine is critical for construction professionalsCopyright Case Against HAND TO GOD Appealed to the Supreme CourtHow Trump's Contract with the American Voter has faredA Transactional Overview Of Foreign Direct Investment Into The United StatesNew construction services law - law number 2 of 2017Vienna awards cleanup contract for Johns Manville siteLosing contractor hopes to halt Humboldt Bay Trail North on eve of groundbreakingEditorial: Florida House should not shred open meetings lawSelf-Driving Vehicles Keep Getting Closer to RealityPortland Public Schools' contracting goof sparks dispute as district seeks $790 million construction bondPortland Public Schools' contracting goof sparks dispute as district seeks $790 million construction bondProperty owner: City's Robinson Grand construction easement contract devoid of necessary detailsCanadian Prompt Payment And Construction Law ReformThe Beneficiaries of “Pay-if-Paid” Clauses in Construction ContractsTenant's Insolvency In Lease Agreements

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Northumberland County prison construction takes first step
Sunbury Daily ItemApril 21, 2017

Northumberland County prison construction takes first step ... SUNBURY — Northumberland County Commissioners on Thursday awarded the first contract for the Northumberland County Prison project to Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., of State College. ... "I'd ...more »

Bank Guarantees and Insurance Bonds in Construction Contracts: What's the difference? Are they as good as cash?
Lexology (registration)April 20, 2017

The starting position is that the contract between the issuing bank and the principal as beneficiary (i.e. the unconditional bank guarantee) is completely independent of the underlying construction contract between the principal and contractor. This ...more »

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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 »

Copyright Case Against HAND TO GOD Appealed to the Supreme Court
Broadway WorldApril 29, 2017

According to Forbes, the descendants of Abbott and Costello have appealed their copyright claim against the play HAND TO GOD all the way to the Supreme Court. The case originated when the heirs discovered that the play used over a minute of the famous ...more »

How Trump's Contract with the American Voter has fared
San Francisco ChronicleApril 28, 2017

First attempt at a health care law failed; revised plan being negotiated in Congress; nothing has been introduced to speed up the FDA approval process. Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act: Would allow tax deductions for child care and elder care ...more »

A Transactional Overview Of Foreign Direct Investment Into The United States
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 28, 2017

Purchasing Real Estate: Once a U.S. site is selected, a real estate purchase contract must be prepared between buyer and seller. Before entering into a real estate contract, the company must establish an entity in the ... There are a number of ways to ...more »

New construction services law - law number 2 of 2017
Lexology (registration)April 28, 2017

Like the Old Construction Law, the New Construction Law requires Construction Work contracts involving a foreign party to be bilingual, in Indonesian and English. However, the New Construction Law rules that the Indonesian language version is to ...more »

Vienna awards cleanup contract for Johns Manville site
Parkersburg NewsApril 28, 2017

Photo by Jeffrey Saulton Voting in favor of the bid from Jimmy Harper Construction to remove contaminated waste at the Johns Manville site are, from left, Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp, Recorder Cathy Smith and Vienna City Councilmen Roger Bibbee and Mike ...more »

Losing contractor hopes to halt Humboldt Bay Trail North on eve of groundbreaking
Mad River UnionApril 27, 2017

HUMBOLDT BAY – While the weather looks like it might be clear for next Wednesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the Humboldt Bay Trail North (HBTN), a looming legal cloud could unleash a torrent of rain on the project, and possibly even wash it away ...more »

Editorial: Florida House should not shred open meetings law
Tampabay.comApril 27, 2017

The bill also says two members could not secretly discuss public money or a contract tied to a private business. Good luck enforcing that. The reality is secret meetings invite corruption and payoffs. And it is no comfort that two city council members ...more »

Self-Driving Vehicles Keep Getting Closer to Reality
The National Law ReviewApril 27, 2017

Multiple developments recently demonstrate that self-driving vehicles continue their steady march to potential world domination. First, there was Apple meeting the application requirements for autonomous vehicle testing in California. As reported in ...more »

Portland Public Schools' contracting goof sparks dispute as district seeks $790 million construction bond
Pamplin Media GroupApril 27, 2017

Portland Public Schools mistakenly awarded a $300,000 pre-construction contract, one that's potentially worth millions more, to an out-of-state bidder even though a local architecture team with a woman- and minority-owned partner scored higher in the ...more »

Portland Public Schools' contracting goof sparks dispute as district seeks $790 million construction bond
Portland TribuneApril 27, 2017

Portland Public Schools mistakenly awarded a $300,000 pre-construction contract, one that's potentially worth millions more, to an out-of-state bidder even though a local architecture team with a woman- and minority-owned partner scored higher in the ...more »

Property owner: City's Robinson Grand construction easement contract devoid of necessary details
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)April 26, 2017

CLARKSBURG — The owner of property next to the City of Clarksburg's Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center project said he wants a contract with detailed timetables before he will consider granting a construction easement. Anthony Drago, owner of 442 W ...more »

Canadian Prompt Payment And Construction Law Reform
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 26, 2017

The Canadian construction and infrastructure sector needs to be prepared for a number of proposed major overhauls to construction law underway in several provinces and at the federal level. ... PWGSC) and Defence Construction Canada (DCC) are currently ...more »

The Beneficiaries of “Pay-if-Paid” Clauses in Construction Contracts
Lexology (registration)April 26, 2017

The law of contract formation allows parties “freedom to contract” in most aspects of transactions, services and/or liabilities. In the area of construction law, general contractors have largely negotiated a shift in the distribution of risk away from ...more »

Tenant's Insolvency In Lease Agreements
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 26, 2017

Later, when they expand to specific locations, premises often are rented from other legal entities owning commercial, industrial or office buildings. Usually the economic blockage is reflected in the business performance of the tenants. Thus the owner ...more »

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