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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"

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

Contracts for contractors a best practices guide
  • Spencer Fane 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

Compare and Contrast Effectiveness of Risk Allocation Clauses in the US
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

Although this section covers the US generally, there is no single "US law" covering contractual risk allocation issues. Each of the 50 US states has

Checking The Status of Your Contractor License During Contract Work is a Necessity: The Expanded “Substantial Compliance” Under B&P 7031 is Here
  • Newmeyer & Dillion LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2017

It is paramount that a contractor diligently maintains its license prior to and during the performance of any contract work. Failure to do so could

Pursuing a Performance Bond? Follow the Terms of the Bond
  • Commonsense Construction Law LLC
  • USA
  • December 15 2016

A contractor seeking almost $1 million in claimed cost overruns against a subcontractor’s bond has been reminded that the bond terms must be followed

Tips for dispute avoidance in the current oil price environment
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2015

Oil prices, which held below $50bbl in August 2015, are projected to remain below $60bbl through 2016.1 As a result, the conventional belief is

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

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