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Saudi Council of Ministers Approves 100% Foreign Ownership of Engineering Consultancies
Thursday Aug 17,2017

Currently, Saudi Arabian law permits foreign direct investment in engineering consultancies operating in the private sector only through a professional company licensed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry ("MOCI"). Professional companies notably...
By: Jones Day 

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New Requirements for Planned Developments in Chicago
Thursday Aug 17,2017

Yesterday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued an executive order requiring all applicants seeking Planned Development (PD) approval to report intended and actual employment of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) as part of the Planned...
By: Foley & Lardner LLP 

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Breaking news in NSW planning law - Greater Sydney and Wollongong Councillors to be excluded from all development decisions, and Staged Development legislation commences
Thursday Aug 17,2017

The Environmental Planning and Assessment and Electoral Legislation Amendment (Planning Panels and Enforcement) Act 2017 (NSW) (the Local Planning Panel Act) and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Staged Development Applications)...
By: Dentons 

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Connecticut Appellate Court Holds That Owner’s Loss in Arbitration to General Contractor on Claims of Defective Work Operates as Res Judicata to Bar Owner’s Claim Against Subcontractors Who Were Not Parties to the Arbitration
Thursday Aug 17,2017

Girolametti v. Michael Horton Assoc., 2017 Conn. App. Lexis 228 (June 6, 2017) - A General Contractor brought claims for unpaid added work, via mandatory arbitration, against a building owner who asserted defective work claims in response. The...
By: Pepper Hamilton LLP 

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When is an Unforeseen Condition a “Differing Site Condition”?
Thursday Aug 17,2017

Many construction contracts contain some version of a “differing site conditions” clause. It is found in the current version of AIA’s A201 general conditions, as well as in the EJCDC equivalent. It also appears in most state DOT specifications,...
By: Gray Reed & McGraw 

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Arrested Development? After year of defeating development, could LI be the ‘Land of No’ no longer?
Wednesday Aug 16,2017

This Long Island Business News Article quotes Farrel Fritz' Attorney Anthony Guardino. Long Island has long been a tapestry of small towns from Manhasset to Montauk, with local regulations that seem designed to help keep each town’s local feel....
By: Farrell Fritz, P.C. 

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UK Supreme Court upholds fitness for purpose warranty
Wednesday Aug 16,2017

Earlier this month the UK Supreme Court in MT Højgaard AS v E.ON Climate and Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Ltd [2017] UKSC 59 held that a contractor had warranted a twenty year service life, via a fitness for purpose obligation, despite the fact that...
By: White & Case LLP 

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Legislature Authorizes, But Limits, Water and Sewer Impact Fees
Wednesday Aug 16,2017

Controversy and litigation have erupted in North Carolina in recent years with regard to water and sewer impact fees levied by cities and counties on new real estate development. The fees are authorized in "local bill" State legislation and vary in...
By: Smith Anderson 

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