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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


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


SBA increases small business size standards for construction
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • June 19 2014

In an interim rule published June 12, 2014, effective July 14, 2014, the Small Business Administration has updated its revenue based size standards


General counsel update September 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Russia, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong
  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration


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


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


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


Contracts for contractors a best practices guide
  • Spencer Fane Britt & Browne 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


A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update September 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 19 2013

The Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and changes to the Companies Act 2006 made by the