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Florida Limitations Period Clarified
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

Governor Rick Scott recently signed into law Florida legislation that clarifies the time limitations for filing actions based on design, planning, or


The Interplay of Builders Risk and Commercial General Liability Coverage
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • June 5 2017

When accidental losses, damages, or destruction of property occur during the course of construction, coverage may be afforded under both a commercial


Shifting the Risk of Owner Non-Payment and its Effect on the Surety
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • May 16 2017

It is a truism that construction is a risky business. Construction contracting is an exercise in dealing with these inherent risks. One common way


Share the PainNew Approaches to Allocating Damages Caused by Concurrent Delays
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • April 4 2017

Delay disputes are a common risk of doing business in the construction industry. To reduce these risks, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and


Increased Civil Penalties for Employment Law Violations
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • February 24 2017

For the second time in six months, the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have raised penalties for employment


Should Subcontractors Bear Scheduling Risks They Can’t Control?
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • February 20 2017

The project schedule and a project’s financial success or failure are inextricably linked. A delayed project can expose prime contractors and their


Who Pays for Delay? How Enforceable is a No Damage for Delay Clause?
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • January 31 2017

Delays are an all too common occurrence on construction projects. And they almost always cost money. So who pays for the increased costs caused by


Concurrent Delay - A Potent Defense For Owners and Contractors
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • January 5 2017

Concurrent delay is the construction equivalent of offsetting penalties in football. If both parties to a dispute involving delay damages are


Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction. New OSHA Anti-Retaliation Rule Effective Since December 1
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • December 9 2016

A Texas federal court has refused to enjoin OSHA's new rule regarding workplace safety and injury reporting. OSHA amended 29 C.F.R. 1904.35 during


Regulation Changes Impact Florida PEs
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • December 2 2016

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers recently published changes to Rules 61G15-22.0001, 61G15-22.0002, and 61G15-30.003. These amendments will