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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


Connecticut Supreme Court refines the "piercing the corporate veil" doctrine
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2010

The Connecticut Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the doctrine of "piercing the corporate veil" cannot apply to a single-owner limited liability company absent a finding that the owner used his control over the entity to perpetrate a fraud


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


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"


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


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


Construction trades find protection in shortened statute of limitations
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • November 14 2012

On September 28, 2012, the Ohio Revised Code 2305.06 was amended to reduce the statute of limitations from 15 years to 8 years


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