Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries. Legal news and articles for May 25 - 31, 2017

Quebec government adopts law to break construction workers' strikeAl Jazeera Settles Malpractice Row With Ex-Law FirmImplying terms of due diligence and when time is of the essence in construction contracts - A case study of CAA ...Public - Private Partnership Contracts New Legal FrameworkBill to halt York County courthouse construction shot downPanama: President signs contract law between the State and Del Monte'People are angry': Quebec construction workers protest as province tables back-to-work billConstruction union rejects final contract offers as back-to-work law loomsSuit: Faulty construction caused apartment balconies to 'sink'Talks stall on third day of Quebec construction strikeGuilford school board struggles with Smith construction contractBill to halt York County courthouse construction shot downThird Circuit Decision May Impact Construction Liens | New Jersey ...Third Circuit Decision May Impact Construction LiensConstruction Law Practice Tip: Owner Not Liable for Roof Inspector's Fall

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What Is Inefficient Risk Transfer? The Use of Indemnification in Construction Contracts
JD Supra (press release)May 3, 2017

C. Construction Law 1), Andrew Wallace and Victoria Merritt give a contractor's perspective to contractual indemnity provisions in construction contracts. While the authors recognize that indemnification provisions are standard for many construction ...more »

Fed Circ. Says Air Force Can Clarify Base Access Mid-Deal
Law360 (subscription)May 9, 2017

Law360, Nashville (May 9, 2017, 6:27 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Air Force missile base did not wrongly change its terms of employee access in the middle of performance on a housing construction contract, the Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday, denying Garco ...more »

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Quebec government adopts law to break construction workers' strike
World Socialist Web SiteMay 31, 2017

It provides the negotiating parties, the Alliance Syndicale de la Construction and the construction bosses, with five months to reach a settlement on a new contract with the assistance of a mediator. If no result is reached, an arbitration process ...more »

Al Jazeera Settles Malpractice Row With Ex-Law Firm
Law360 (subscription)May 31, 2017

Law360, New York (May 30, 2017, 8:02 PM EDT) -- Al Jazeera International has reached a settlement with its former law firm in a suit accusing the firm of bungling its defense of the news network in a $2 million contract dispute with a construction company.more »

Implying terms of due diligence and when time is of the essence in construction contracts - A case study of CAA ...
JD Supra (press release)May 30, 2017

CAA claimed against Newcon for failing to pay CAA sums due under the contract and by purporting to terminate the contract without any basis in law to do so. Newcon counterclaimed against CAA for breach of contract, claiming among others, the additional ...more »

Public - Private Partnership Contracts New Legal Framework
Lexology (registration)May 30, 2017

On 30 November 2016, Law no. 27.328 (Law) on Public–Private Partnership Contracts (PPP Contracts) was published in the Official Gazette. It is expected that the implementation of the Law would ease and promote an adequate institutional framework for ...more »

Bill to halt York County courthouse construction shot down
Seacoastonline.comMay 29, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Legislature's judiciary committee gave a bill the thumbs down that would either halt construction of the new York County courthouse or force the courts to pay for the county's district attorney if it became law. But the bill's sponsor ...more »

Panama: President signs contract law between the State and Del Monte
FreshPlazaMay 29, 2017

Yesterday, the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, signed the legal agreement between the State and Del Monte that will allow the transnational company to invest more than 100 million dollars in the reactivation of banana areas in the western ...more »

'People are angry': Quebec construction workers protest as province tables back-to-work bill
CBC.caMay 29, 2017

The law would also give employees a 1.8 per cent salary increase until a new contract is agreed upon. An association of construction employers had been offering a 1.9 per cent increase before talks broke down. Construction workers had to be legislated ...more »

Construction union rejects final contract offers as back-to-work law looms
Montreal GazetteMay 29, 2017

An alliance of construction unions, representing 175,000 striking workers in Quebec, announced on Sunday it rejected “final” contract offers presented by employer associations over the weekend. The Alliance syndicale said it is now waiting to see the ...more »

Suit: Faulty construction caused apartment balconies to 'sink'
Burlington Times NewsMay 28, 2017

After getting complaints from tenants about sinking balconies, the new owners found out there were serious problems with rotting wood under the vinyl siding caused by defective construction and maintenance. Estimates put the cost at more than $50,000 ...more »

Talks stall on third day of Quebec construction strike
World Socialist Web SiteMay 27, 2017

The union-backed PQ government of Pauline Marois criminalized a strike of 75,000 building workers in 2013, while Couillard prevailed on the construction unions to accept a concessions contract in 2014 by threatening to outlaw any job action before it ...more »

Guilford school board struggles with Smith construction contract
Greensboro News & Record (blog)May 26, 2017

Attorney Jill Wilson told board members the project as it was bid falls in a category with very specific requirements under state law that requires the district to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. The word responsive, she said ...more »

Bill to halt York County courthouse construction shot down
Foster's Daily DemocratMay 25, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Legislature's judiciary committee gave a bill the thumbs down that would either halt construction of the new York County courthouse or force the courts to pay for the county's district attorney if it became law. But the bill's ...more »

Third Circuit Decision May Impact Construction Liens | New Jersey ...
New Jersey Law JournalMay 25, 2017

A general or sub-contractor's bankruptcy may affect the ability of a supplier or contractor to file a construction lien against the property upon which the w...more »

Third Circuit Decision May Impact Construction Liens
New Jersey Law JournalMay 25, 2017

Under the New Jersey Construction Lien Law, a contractor, subcontractor or supplier who provides work, services, material or equipment pursuant to a contract is entitled to a lien for the value of the services or work performed—or materials or ...more »

Construction Law Practice Tip: Owner Not Liable for Roof Inspector's Fall
Lexology (registration)May 25, 2017

The Property Owner's Liability for Acts of Independent Contractors and Amount of Recovery statute (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Chapter 95) does not protect business owners from liability for all the acts of independent contractors. It protects owners ...more »

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