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Tips for dispute avoidance in the current oil price environment
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2015

Oil prices, which held below $50bbl in August 2015, are projected to remain below $60bbl through 2016.1 As a result, the conventional belief is

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

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

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

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

Consideration of Force Majeure in Construction Contracts
  • Nexsen Pruet
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

Since at least the 19th century, the common law has added wiggle room when it comes to contracts. For example, nonperforming parties may be excused

It pays to notice
  • Vandeventer Black LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2015

As you review the contract for the work that will occupy half your workforce for the next two years you see that there are provisions requiring your

Pennsylvania Supreme Court holds contractor may recover in quantum meruit where home improvement contract does not satisfy statutory requirements for enforcement
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2014

Homeowners Raymond and Donna Mantia contracted Shafer Electric & Construction (“Shafer”) to build a two-car garage addition onto their house

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

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