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Criticize the contractor? An arbitration award for defamation

USA - June 10 2015 Hell hath no fury like a homeowner scorned, particularly one with access to sophisticated IT professionals who will establish and optimize a website…

Mind the (procedural) gap – third-party claims lost

USA - June 4 2015 Owner sued contractor, who filed third-party claims against subs seeking only indemnity from them if the contractor was found liable to the owner…

Agreement for specific performance precludes actual damages claim

USA - May 28 2015 In settling an environmental contamination claim, the property owner agreed to accept a cash payment and the environmental company agreed to perform…

Subcontract is enforceable even though too low to pay prevailing wage rates

USA - May 22 2015 A subcontractor agreed to perform site clearing work for $5,000, and only later learned it was a public project requiring payment of prevailing wages…

Arbitration venue: where the parties agreed, despite state law

USA - May 12 2015 The contract calls for arbitration in Indiana, applying the laws of Nebraska. But Nebraska has a law prohibiting parties from being compelled to…