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Contractor's Intentional and Material Breach of Contract Does Not Automatically Bar Claim For Work Performed
Friday Jun 22,2018

In a case closely watched by the construction industry, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") has overturned a Superior Court’s decision barring any recovery by the general contractor G4S (the "General") from the project Owner because the...
By: Murtha Cullina 

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It’s National Safety Month—Does Your Safety Manual Measure Up?
Friday Jun 22,2018

June is National Safety Month, so it’s a good time for operators to step back and take a hard look at their respective safety policies. Not only is this important for employee safety, it can also have a significant impact on a company’s reputation,...
By: Steptoe & Johnson PLLC 

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OSHA to Begin Enforcement of Crystalline Silica Standard on June 23, 2018
Friday Jun 22,2018

On June 23, 2018, the Department of Labor will begin enforcing a new crystalline silica standard that was originally proposed on June 23, 2016. Construction employers have been required to comply with the crystalline silica standard since 2017, and...
By: BakerHostetler 

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Progress Payments: What to Do When the Money Stops Trickling In
Friday Jun 22,2018

A project is moving smoothly and the deadline arrives for the owner to make its next progress payment, which never comes. What does the contractor do when the owner stops making progress payments? The contractor has two options: it can either...
By: Faegre Baker Daniels 

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Void Means Void – Municipal Contract That Did Not Conform To Statute Is Void And No Claim For Breach Or Quasi-Contract Or Unjust Enrichment Is Permitted
Thursday Jun 21,2018

Aquatic Renovations Sys. v. Vill. of Walbridge, 2018 Ohio App. Lexis 1581 (April 13, 2018) On May 2, 2012, Aquatic Renovations Systems, Inc. (“Aquatic”) entered into a contract with the Village of Walbridge (“the Village”) for the installation of a...
By: Pepper Hamilton LLP 

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New Louisiana Law Requires Public Entities to Pay Interest on Late Payments to Contractors
Thursday Jun 21,2018

On May 30, 2018, Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards signed into law Act No. 566 of the 2018 Regular Session, amending Louisiana Revised Statute Section 38:2191(B) effective August 1, 2018, to provide for interest on late payments by public...
By: Baker Donelson 

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Fraud, Forgery & Outright Theft: Strategies To Protect Project Funds
Thursday Jun 21,2018

Contractors who have employees and work with vendors are vulnerable to misappropriation of money and assets. Among industries most affected by fraud, construction ranks eighth, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2016 Global...
By: Husch Blackwell LLP 

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Massachusetts: Contractor Might Recover on Claims Despite Breaching Contract
Thursday Jun 21,2018

Until last week, Contractors in Massachusetts only could succeed on a breach of contract claim if the contractor proved complete and strict performance of all contractual terms. Furthermore, a contractor only could recover on a quantum meruit under...
By: Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP 

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