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Bidding and performing public works contracts in other states

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 10 2014

Working in a new state can present many new opportunities, but it also comes with many challenges. You cannot assume that the new state's laws will

Who is and who is not covered by a public project Miller Act payment bond?

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2014

The Miller Act, codified at 40 U.S.C. 3131-3134, represents a Congressional effort to protect those supplying labor and material for the

New effort to increase competition at the Grand Canyon

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2014

Over the decades that Xanterra and its predecessors have held the contract at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, it built up a Leasehold Surrender

Legal brief for the timber industry - November 2014 issue no 40

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2014

In 2001, in response to litigation by an activist group, the FWS listed the Mississippi Gopher Frog Under the ESA. At that time, FWS was also

Executive Order 13658 - implements regulations establishing a minimum wage for federal contractors

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2014

On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed a 5 page Executive Order (EO) that, among other things, will affect the minimum wages that must be

Building the impenetrable brick wall of project documentation

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2014

Early in my career as a project manager, years before becoming a lawyer, my manager called me into his office and assigned me to a large new project

State payment bond statutes: navigating "Little Miller Acts"

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

Contractors working on public contracts may perform for a number of public owners across a variety of jurisdictions. While it is always prudent for a

Identification of public project payment bond claimants

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2014

Prime contractors working on public projects are often required to provide a payment bond to ensure adequate financial protection for those

Procedural differences for claims on standard form performance and payment bonds

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2014

Construction suretyship is a three-part relationship in which a surety provides performance and payment bonds guarantying the performance of a

Amending the AIA A401-2007 to avoid pro rata share backcharges for job site cleanup

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2014

On most construction projects the parties' contractual agreement addresses who is responsible for keeping the various work areas clean. Generally