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Not your average bond - design services in alternative project delivery methods
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • May 5 2015

The rise in popularity of alternative project delivery methods that combine design services complicates the already opaque world of surety bonds. As


Common sense contracting - summer 2014
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • July 10 2014

One of the most important risk-shifting devices in a construction contract is the indemnification provision because it protects one party from


Indemnification Clauses after Safeway
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • March 11 2016

On February 18, 2016, the New Mexico Supreme Court held in Safeway Inc. v. Rooter 2000 Plumbing & Drain SSS, 2016-NMSC-___ (No. 33,969, Feb. 18


Owner forfeiture of default termination rights
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2016

For construction contractors, default termination is the worst-case scenario from both a financial and reputational perspective. Lost profits, sunk


Killer Clauses in Construction Subcontracts: Allocating Risk with Subcontractor Agreements
  • Brouse McDowell
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

As last week’s newsletter mentioned, 2016 is expected to bring continued growth to the construction industry. This growth also brings increased risk


Materialmen: “The Last Item of Work” for Purposes of Filing a Statement of Lien
  • Sirote & Permutt PC
  • USA
  • March 17 2016

In this week's Alabama Law Weekly Update, we present for your consideration a decision from the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. In the case, the


Surety bonds: direct claims v derivative claims who knew?
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2015

The debtor made claims against a surety that issued a performance bond in connection with a construction contract. The surety contended that it was


First things first: registration and licensing requirements for contractors working in foreign jurisdictions
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

Construction companies’ increasing opportunities to perform work across state lines poses unique challenges and requirements, not the least of which


Suppliers and contractors beware of personal liability for unfair trade practices claim
  • Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson PA
  • USA
  • October 1 2015

Typically, an officer of a corporation does not incur personal liability for a corporation's torts (i.e., acts of negligence) merely because of his


Pursuing a Performance Bond? Follow the Terms of the Bond
  • Commonsense Construction Law LLC
  • USA
  • December 15 2016

A contractor seeking almost $1 million in claimed cost overruns against a subcontractor’s bond has been reminded that the bond terms must be followed