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Colorado Supreme Court reverses Court of Appeals' interpretation of Colorado trust fund statute
  • Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC
  • USA
  • May 10 2013

Approximately two and a half years ago, I wrote about a broad interpretation placed on the Colorado trust fund statute by the Colorado Court of


General Counsel Update - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have


Time to dust off your contracts given AAA's new rules for fixed time and cost construction arbitration
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • June 27 2014

On June 15, 2014, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) released its Supplementary Rules for Fixed Time and Cost Arbitration. These new optional


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


Contracts for contractors a best practices guide
  • Spencer Fane LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2014

The most important tool for a contractor is your written contract. A good solid contract is the foundation for a positive experience for both you and


Washington Supreme Court permits $1.5m damages claim to proceed against engineering firm under “independent duty doctrine”
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2014

In a recent decision decided on a narrow 5-to-4 vote, the Washington Supreme Court declined to bar a couple's negligence claims against an


Partner's fraud found to be non-dischargeable by "innocent" partner
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • November 22 2010

Late this summer, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, took on an issue of first impression - whether the fraud of one partner can be imputed to an "innocent" partner in order to render a judgment non-dischargeable


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


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


Default termination: construction contract's death penalty
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • November 10 2013

Most well-drafted construction subcontracts expressly recognize the general contractor's right to terminate the subcontract upon the default of the