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Different states impose different limitations on indemnity and additional insured provisions

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
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  • USA
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  • January 21 2015

Indemnity provisions, also known as hold harmless agreements, are frequently included in construction contracts to transfer the risk of third-party

SBA proposes rules affecting small business set aside contracts and subcontracting

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2015

On December 29, 2014, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued proposed rules which, if implemented, will change regulations and implement

California restricts employers' rights to ask about prior arrests and convictions

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2015

California has enacted a significant new employment and bidding law that that applies to all construction contractors doing business with the State of

No harm, no foul? - Penalties for noncompliance when performing construction in a foreign jursisdiction

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2014

An avoidable disaster: A well-respected, hard-working engineer designs and installs a system that meets and exceeds an owner's contractual

Bidding and performing public works contracts in other states

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
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  • 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

New effort to increase competition at the Grand Canyon

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
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  • 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

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

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
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  • 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

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

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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