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Cape council set to take stand on prevailing wage repeal effortLGBTQ groups fear Tennessee bill would roll back civil rightsWhy understanding economic loss doctrine is critical for construction professionalsAn innovative way to oppose new housing in San FranciscoPrevailing wage law costs taxpayers, local contractorsCAMPAIGN 2017: Tony SottileFired Davenport city attorney labels dismissal reason as bogusFired Davenport city attorney labels dismissal reason as bogusTorre de Manila — SC rules on the lawNOEM: Much accomplished in the first 100 days3 suspects arrested in North Bay construction equipment theftFLAMM & SCHLOSS: Abandon wall, expand green cardsRichard Haynes, Flashy and Successful Houston Lawyer, Dies at 90Settlement Agreement May Be Used as Evidence of Damages: Prism Techs. LLC v. Sprint Spectrum LPFeds want Kelvin Ellis back in prison for meeting with felon Oliver Hamilton

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Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers, Court Rules
New York TimesApril 5, 2017

While an appeal is not expected in this case, another appellate court, in Georgia, last month reached the opposite conclusion, saying that the law does not prohibit discrimination at work for gay employees. The ruling on Tuesday comes as gay rights ...more »

Tribe: U.S. Supreme Court decision raises hopes for casino in Taunton
Enterprise NewsApril 4, 2017

... after a different judge on the opposite side of the country came to the opposite conclusion regarding the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which had already broken ground on the First Light Resort & Casino in Taunton — causing construction to grind to 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

CAMPAIGN 2017: Tony Sottile
Indiana GazetteApril 30, 2017

A lifelong resident of the Indiana area, Sottile attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Ind. He was admitted to the bar in 1990. Sottile believes the judge elected this year will ... As an ...more »

Fired Davenport city attorney labels dismissal reason as bogus
News ChiefApril 30, 2017

The project came about after Davenport resident Anne Martin approached city staff about donating property for the construction of the turn lane to South Boulevard, a few blocks south of downtown. ... Pierson said Warren represented the city on the ...more »

Fired Davenport city attorney labels dismissal reason as bogus
The LedgerApril 30, 2017

The project came about after Davenport resident Anne Martin approached city staff about donating property for the construction of the turn lane to South Boulevard, a few blocks south of downtown. ... Pierson said Warren represented the city on the ...more »

Torre de Manila — SC rules on the law
Manila BulletinApril 29, 2017

The Supreme Court has finally decided on the Torre de Manila condominium building in Manila two years after the Order of the Knights of Rizal filed a petition to stop construction work and order its demolition. The court lifted the temporary ...more »

NOEM: Much accomplished in the first 100 days
Rapid City JournalApril 29, 2017

In some cases, these regulatory repeals have provided relief for small businesses, energy workers, and retirees. In others, we've protected the most vulnerable among us: the unborn. One provision in particular gave states the ability to defund abortion ...more »

3 suspects arrested in North Bay construction equipment theft
KTVU San FranciscoApril 29, 2017

SANTA ROSA (KTVU) -- Sonoma County authorities have arrested three suspects in connection with the theft of high-end construction equipment and more arrests could be possible. Authorities said Wayne Lindsey, 23, of Firebaugh, Jeremy Escover, 36, and ...more »

FLAMM & SCHLOSS: Abandon wall, expand green cards
Indianapolis Business JournalApril 29, 2017

viewpoint-scloss-robert-flamm-michael Good fences might make good neighbors in some cases, but building a costly wall on our border with Mexico will not accomplish President Trump's objectives and will lead to a counterproductive waste of resources.more »

Richard Haynes, Flashy and Successful Houston Lawyer, Dies at 90
New York TimesApril 29, 2017

Between 1956, the year he began practicing law, and 1968 he defended 163 clients accused of drunken driving and won every case, establishing one of the longest winning streaks in legal history. In the nearly 40 capital-punishment cases he handled, none ...more »

Settlement Agreement May Be Used as Evidence of Damages: Prism Techs. LLC v. Sprint Spectrum LP
The National Law ReviewApril 28, 2017

The district court consolidated some of the pre-trial proceedings for the related cases and issued a joint claim construction order. One of the key terms was “Internet Protocol network” and similar limitations, which the court construed as “an ...more »

Feds want Kelvin Ellis back in prison for meeting with felon Oliver Hamilton
Belleville News-DemocratApril 28, 2017

Kelvin Ellis, who pleaded guilty to obstruction more than a decade ago in a case involving a scheme to murder a witness, allegedly violated rules of his supervised release by meeting with recently convicted felon Oliver Hamilton, according to court ...more »

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