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State Supreme Court orders official to set prevailing wage rates
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2015

The New Mexico Supreme Court has ordered a public official to establish prevailing wage rates in accordance with current collective bargaining


Insurance coverage for damaged NYC tower crane
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2015

Readers will recall photos of a tower crane damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Construction of the NYC high-rise building known as One57 was underway when


Contract Disputes Act deadline for Contracting Officer decision can’t keep extending
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2015

The government when faced with a complex contractor claim may extend the deadline for the Contracting Officer's response to a date beyond the


Statute of repose not tolled by builder’s occupancy of house
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2015

Is the New Hampshire eight-year statute of repose tolled (extended) when the original builder occupies a house for four years? The NH Supreme Court


Subcontract is enforceable even though too low to pay prevailing wage rates
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2015

A subcontractor agreed to perform site clearing work for $5,000, and only later learned it was a public project requiring payment of prevailing wages


Mechanic’s lien amount shall not include attorneys’ fees
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2015

The Utah Supreme Court has held that a mechanic's lien does not include attorneys' fees incurred by a contractor even when the lien statute allows


AIA contract dispute resolution choices what does “other” mean?
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2014

The AIA contract forms include three options for dispute resolution: arbitration, litigation, and "other." A Connecticut Superior Court judge has


Res judicata, claim splitting, and arbitration
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2014

An arbitration claimant who sought to preserve the right to pursue related claims against the same opponent has found its efforts barred by the Rhode


A cautionary insurance tale for project owners
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2013

The contractor's excavator digging the foundation for a new building undermines the abutting building, which collapses, and a worker is injured. In


Reminder: False Claims Act lessons are expensive
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

A contractor filing false prevailing wage certifications was reminded just how costly it can be to run afoul of a False Claims Act charge