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Construction trades find protection in shortened statute of limitations
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • November 14 2012

On September 28, 2012, the Ohio Revised Code 2305.06 was amended to reduce the statute of limitations from 15 years to 8 years

Ignoring RFP formatting requirements is risky
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • January 3 2014

With the advance of technology and the importance of delivering information to the government by electronic means using that technology, a contractor

Arizona Supreme Court rejects homeowners’ attempt to lengthen the Statute of Repose for property defect claims
  • Fennemore Craig
  • USA
  • August 9 2011

On June 30, 2011, the Arizona Supreme Court, in Albano v. Shea Homes, issued an advisory opinion to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, concluding class action “tolling” does not apply to extend the time limit set by Arizona’s Statute of Repose for homeowners to file lawsuits against builders for construction defects

Advisory-LLCs can finally become licensed California contractors
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2011

California law directs the Contractors’ State License Board, no later than January 1, 2012, to begin processing applications by limited liability companies for contractors’ licenses

Kentucky adopts economic loss doctrine contractors’ contract remedies for disputes in construction projects of renewed importance
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • August 1 2011

On June 16, 2011, Kentucky’s highest court adopted the economic loss doctrine

Tricks and traps in buying and selling building materials and related companies
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2010

There are three features of building materials companies that make them especially problematic from the standpoint of buyers and sellers

California contractors can soon be licensed as limited liability companies
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2011

Prior to January 1, 2011, the California Corporations Code prohibited LLCs from rendering "professional services as defined in section 13401 and 13401.3" of the Corporations Code

Offer, acceptance, and consideration examined by the Court of Chancery
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2012

In the recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision of James J. Gory Mechanical Contracting, Inc. v. BPG Residential Partners V, LLC and the BucciniPollin Group, Inc., Del. Ch. C.A. No. 6999-VCG (Del. 30, 2011), the Court examined the fundamental contract tenets of offer, acceptance, and consideration in denying Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss the Complaint

Individual members of LLC personally liable for torts committed in furtherance of the LLC’s business
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2012

In the South Carolina case of 16 Jade Street, LLC v. R. Design Construction Company, the court wrestled with the scope of protection from tort liability provided to individual members of a limited liability company

Contractor’s officers liable for failure to complete punch list
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2012

A cautionary tale about the consequences of disregarding the separateness of a corporate entity is told in the recent case of Christopher v. Sinyard out of Georgia