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Avoiding Unintended Liability for Design
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • August 8 2017

A recent trend in design-build contracting, especially on large projects, is for the owner to incorporate a heightened standard of care for the design


Surety Post Completion Liability
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • July 18 2017

Performance bonds, as the name plainly states, are issued to guarantee performance. If a contractor doesn’t perform its obligations, the surety must


Verification of Ownership and Control Of Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Will Now Occur Every Three Years-DOL Requests Comments on Davis-Bacon Regulations
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • July 14 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued final regulations to implement a portion of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information


Overhead - You Can’t Do Business Without It
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • June 27 2017

Despite sometimes being referred to as an indirect or hidden cost, overhead costs are real and can be substantial. Most overhead costs are


Florida Limitations Period Clarified
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

Governor Rick Scott recently signed into law Florida legislation that clarifies the time limitations for filing actions based on design, planning, or


The Interplay of Builders Risk and Commercial General Liability Coverage
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • June 5 2017

When accidental losses, damages, or destruction of property occur during the course of construction, coverage may be afforded under both a commercial


Shifting the Risk of Owner Non-Payment and its Effect on the Surety
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • May 16 2017

It is a truism that construction is a risky business. Construction contracting is an exercise in dealing with these inherent risks. One common way


Share the PainNew Approaches to Allocating Damages Caused by Concurrent Delays
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • April 4 2017

Delay disputes are a common risk of doing business in the construction industry. To reduce these risks, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and


Increased Civil Penalties for Employment Law Violations
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • February 24 2017

For the second time in six months, the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have raised penalties for employment


Should Subcontractors Bear Scheduling Risks They Can’t Control?
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • February 20 2017

The project schedule and a project’s financial success or failure are inextricably linked. A delayed project can expose prime contractors and their