Construction Litigation. Legal news and articles for April 24 - 25, 2017

First Circuit Court Denies Attempt to Prevent “Plain and Ordinary” Claim Construction ProposalsHouston Trial Lawyers Launch Litigation Boutique Jordan, Lynch & CancienneAfter police kill: DA Gascón's dilemmaNew York wastes billions on 'prevailing wage' construction jobsICYMI: North Dakota Court Closes 47 Cases Relating to DAPL ProtestsManaging Risk in Construction Accidents: Why Your Investigation is KeyWhat Might Friday Mean for Construction?The Home Front: Colorado embraces government drones“Nodar will take care of it.” Builder of Anit-City in Krasnodar threatens hoodwinked co-investors with 'thief in law'Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homesInterest conflicts get more scrutiny in Pulaski CountyIs It Lawful for States to Hamper the Building of Trump's Mexico Wall?Money pours into legislative races as construction defects debate ragesScams push foreclosure fraud to limitScams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes

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Q&A: Who'd gain from Trump border wall?
KSBW The Central CoastMarch 27, 2017

That would mean job opportunities for companies beyond construction firms. Some that have expressed interest include Border Technology Inc. of Hereford, Arizona, whose website says it's worked with the Border Patrol using drones and other equipment to ...more »

Bracing for lien times
The Real Deal MagazineApril 3, 2017

“The placing of mechanic's liens on construction projects is part of the normal give and take in property development,” a spokesperson for Extell said. “There are currently no material liens against any of Extell's properties, and any past liens have ...more »

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First Circuit Court Denies Attempt to Prevent “Plain and Ordinary” Claim Construction Proposals
The National Law ReviewApril 25, 2017

In a recent case from the District of Massachusetts that involves patents relating to tuberculosis testing methods and kits, the defendants tried to bar the plaintiff from submitting such plain and ordinary construction proposals. However, the court ...more »

Houston Trial Lawyers Launch Litigation Boutique Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne
Yahoo FinanceApril 25, 2017

Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne PLLC is a Houston-based civil trial law firm whose lawyers have a proven courtroom track record in high-stakes litigation nationwide. They represent clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes ...more »

After police kill: DA Gascón's dilemma
San Francisco ChronicleApril 25, 2017

In the six years that George Gascón has been San Francisco district attorney, he has brought 18 misconduct cases against local law enforcement officers. The charges have ranged from embezzlement to bank ... According to two witnesses who were the young ...more »

New York wastes billions on 'prevailing wage' construction jobs
New York PostApril 25, 2017

The culprit is New York's longstanding requirement that contractors pay the local “prevailing wage” on publicly funded construction projects. Rooted in late 19th-century worries that government contracts would be won by firms importing cheap labor, the ...more »

ICYMI: North Dakota Court Closes 47 Cases Relating to DAPL Protests
ColorLines magazineApril 24, 2017

ICYMI: North Dakota Court Closes 47 Cases Relating to DAPL Protests ... In North Dakota, where most of the standoff against the Dakota Access Pipeline took place, law enforcement made 761 arrests total. ... Now, the pipeline's construction is complete.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 »

What Might Friday Mean for Construction?
Construction EquipmentApril 24, 2017

In some cases, such as with mass transit grants from the Highway Trust Fund, a furlough of Federal Transit Administration staff that are paid out of the general fund will suspend grant-making activities. Congressional leaders have said they intend to ...more »

The Home Front: Colorado embraces government drones
The Colorado IndependentApril 24, 2017

“Millions of dollars have flowed into state legislators' campaigns in recent years from both sides of the contentious construction defects debate, even as opposing camps managed to reach a key compromise last week on what has proved to be an ...more »

“Nodar will take care of it.” Builder of Anit-City in Krasnodar threatens hoodwinked co-investors with 'thief in law'
https://en.crimerussia.com/April 24, 2017

According to the CrimeRussia source, the business practices of Oleg Georgizov are outright criminal. Furthermore, the hoodwinked co-investors believe that a sustainable ethnic criminal group operates in the city, and Head of Modul-Invest Georgizov is ...more »

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes
WBAYApril 24, 2017

In Indianapolis, Crystal Francis, an attorney with Indiana Legal Services, tells of deed theft cases sprinkled throughout the area in recent years, with elderly people the preferred targets. One woman victimized by a scam while in the throes of a liver ...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 »

Is It Lawful for States to Hamper the Building of Trump's Mexico Wall?
NewsweekApril 24, 2017

United States, assuming those cases remain good law and assuming they apply in full force to the immigration enforcement setting. ... It is true, of course, that state and local governments have tremendous control over their own fiscs; state and local ...more »

Money pours into legislative races as construction defects debate rages
The Denver PostApril 24, 2017

According to a Denver Post analysis of campaign finance reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and law firms that specialize in defects cases have given more than $1.1 million to Democratic ...more »

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit
Post RegisterApril 24, 2017

In Indianapolis, Crystal Francis, an attorney with Indiana Legal Services, tells of deed theft cases sprinkled throughout the area in recent years, with elderly people the preferred targets. One woman victimized by a scam while in the throes of a liver ...more »

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes
ABC NewsApril 24, 2017

In Indianapolis, Crystal Francis, an attorney with Indiana Legal Services, tells of deed theft cases sprinkled throughout the area in recent years, with elderly people the preferred targets. One woman victimized by a scam while in the throes of a liver ...more »

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