Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries. Legal news and articles for April 21 - 25, 2017

Changes to warranty law - Disassembly and installation cost covered by merchants in the futurePending contract with Epps case company questionedThe Use and Abuse of Liquidated DamagesCanalside lawsuit, headed to trial in 2018, has already cost taxpayers $2.67 millionGroup says prevailing wage law cost taxpayers billionsGroup questions prevailing wage rulesPending contract with Epps case company questionedManaging Risk in Construction Accidents: Why Your Investigation is KeyNH Business Newsmakers: Jones to lead UNH engineering schoolInterest conflicts get more scrutiny in Pulaski CountyNH Business Newsmakers: Jones to lead UNH engineering schoolNH Business Newsmakers: Jones to lead UNH engineering schoolCook's Common Realty Corp. v. GagnonNorthumberland County prison construction takes first stepCanadian Prompt Payment and construction law reform

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Former Commissioners Booked - Ponca City News
Ponca City NewsApril 3, 2017

NEWKIRK — Former Kay County Commissioners Dee Schieber, 64, Kildare, and Tyson Grant Rowe, 36, Blackwell, were booked in the county jail on Monday ...more »

Vit Plant achieves first contract milestone of 2017
NBC Right NowMarch 29, 2017

Three interim contract milestones remain to meet the LAW Facility construction completion contract milestone: completing assembly of both 300-ton melters and the installation of bulk electrical cable remaining near the offgas equipment. BNI is on ...more »

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Changes to warranty law - Disassembly and installation cost covered by merchants in the future
Lexology (registration)April 25, 2017

The legislator has left open whether they can exclude or otherwise modify the new legal provisions by means of General Terms and Conditions in relation to their corporate customers. This change is part of the “Act to Reform Construction Contract Law ...more »

Pending contract with Epps case company questioned
Hattiesburg AmericanApril 25, 2017

While Attorney General Jim Hood is suing a company he calls a conspirator in the Chris Epps prison contract bribery scandal, the Mississippi Department of Corrections and Information Technology Services Department have recommended the state award a ...more »

The Use and Abuse of Liquidated Damages
Lexology (registration)April 25, 2017

Liquidated damages are widely used in construction contracts—so widely used that many contractors may lose sight of legal defenses available to an assessment of liquidated damages. Perhaps the best practical defense to liquidated damages is a bid ...more »

Canalside lawsuit, headed to trial in 2018, has already cost taxpayers $2.67 million
Buffalo NewsApril 25, 2017

And the firm's donations to Cuomo are not tied to getting state contracts, said Kenneth A. Manning, another law firm partner,. “We give money to a number of elected officials in both major parties. We contribute to public servants we feel are doing a ...more »

Group says prevailing wage law cost taxpayers billions
WRVO Public MediaApril 25, 2017

A fiscal watchdog group is questioning the state's century-old prevailing wage law for construction workers, saying it unnecessarily costs taxpayers billions of dollars a year in added expenses for big road, bridge and other projects. The Empire Center ...more »

Group questions prevailing wage rules
WBFOApril 25, 2017

The prevailing wage law was begun in the 1920s, and McMahon admits it was well-intentioned, designed to curb worker abuses that were prevalent at the time. It kicks in when union contracts cover at least 30 percent of the workers in a union in a ...more »

Pending contract with Epps case company questioned
Jackson Clarion LedgerApril 24, 2017

Bryant has serious concerns about companies bidding on state contracts that are still dealing with legal matters involving Christopher Epps," Bryant spokesman Clay Chandler said Monday. "The governor would be in favor of those companies not pursuing ...more »

Managing Risk in Construction Accidents: Why Your Investigation is Key
New Jersey Law JournalApril 24, 2017

New York also has very pro-plaintiff laws, including the New York Labor Law that provides for 100 percent vicarious liability against owners, general contractors and their agents from elevation-related construction accidents. The best ... A ...more »

NH Business Newsmakers: Jones to lead UNH engineering school
The Union LeaderApril 24, 2017

DURHAM – Wayne Jones Jr. will assume leadership of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire effective July 10. Jones is currently professor and chairman in the Department of Chemistry at Binghamton ...more »

Interest conflicts get more scrutiny in Pulaski County
Arkansas OnlineApril 24, 2017

After a request for proposals process, the department awarded rehabilitation contracts to Sundial Management and Construction of Little Rock, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The principal owner of that ...more »

NH Business Newsmakers: Jones to lead UNH engineering school
The Union LeaderApril 24, 2017

DURHAM – Wayne Jones Jr. will assume leadership of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire effective July 10. Jones is currently professor and chairman in the Department of Chemistry at Binghamton ...more »

NH Business Newsmakers: Jones to lead UNH engineering school
The Union LeaderApril 24, 2017

CONCORD — Attorney Kristen Lang of Concord joined the intellectual property law firm of Loginov IP as associate attorney. The New Hampshire native is a 2016 graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she earned her juris doctor ...more »

Cook's Common Realty Corp. v. Gagnon
Connecticut Law TribuneApril 21, 2017

The plaintiff, a corporate real estate developer, had standing to pursue this breach of contract action against the defendant subcontractors involved in a construction project where plaintiff had a specific, personal and legal interest in the action ...more »

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 »

Canadian Prompt Payment and construction law reform
Lexology (registration)April 21, 2017

The proposed Act would apply to construction contracts (which would include P3s) made with the federal government or government institutions and related subcontracts. A government institution would include a department or ministry of state of the ...more »

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