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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Minimize the inherent risk in “scope bidding” by amending your form subcontract
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • August 7 2014

Subcontractors must exercise particular care if the project specifications are performance specifications or otherwise described by so-called "scope"


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


Bid Shopping Bid Peddling: What It Is, Why It Hurts, and What Can Be Done About It?
  • Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
  • USA
  • December 7 2015

Eric Travers presented "Bid Shopping Bid Peddling: What It Is, Why It Hurts, and What Can Be Done About It?" at the LMCIFIF Convention in Las