Texas Legislature Passes Two Important Bills Prohibiting Waiving of Deductibles and Expanding UPPA Prohibition to all Contractors

The 86th Texas Legislative Session came to an end over the weekend. We are pleased to report that the Texas Legislature passed two very important bills that we have worked on for many months....By: Zelle LLP
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Zelle LLP | May 30,2019 |

The NY Court of Appeals Addresses “Optional Safety Equipment” in Fasolas v. Bobcat of N.Y., Inc.

In products liability litigation, the question of whether a product was defectively designed because the manufacturer decided to make certain safety equipment “optional” instead of “standard” is an issue that arises often in cases involving heavy...By: Wilson Elser
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Wilson Elser | May 30,2019 |

Waivers of Subrogation Do Not Limit Third-Party Contribution Claims in Maryland

In a case of first impression, Maryland’s intermediate appellate court recently held that a subrogation waiver in an owner’s prime contractor contract does not bar a subcontractor claim for contribution against the prime contractor....By: Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
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Is Time Really of the Essence?

The Use of "Time is of the Essence" Clauses in Commercial Real Estate Repurchase Options - In Di Millo v 2099232 Ontario Inc., the ONCA provided some guidance and analysis on both “time is of the essence” clauses as well as the availability of...By: Field Law
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Field Law | May 30,2019 |

Construction Conference Insights: Industry Expert Lays Out Prospects for Growth

Wondering about the outlook for the construction industry in 2019 and beyond? Chris Daum, president and CEO of Raleigh-based FMI Corp., has a forecast. Daum told attendees at Ward and Smith’s 2019 Construction Conference, “Framing Your Business for...By: Ward and Smith, P.A.
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Ward and Smith, P.A. | May 29,2019 |

Nevada Expands Mandatory Occupational Safety Training to Conventions and Trade Shows

In 2009, Nevada implemented mandatory safety training for employees performing work on construction sites.  In 2017, Nevada expanded that mandatory safety training to include employees involved in the presentation or production of live entertainment,...By: Littler
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Littler | May 29,2019 |

What Constitutes an Emergency in Public Contracts?

In recent years, California has experienced the worst wildfires in its history, devastating the state and setting record-breaking highs. In just 2018 alone, the wildfires across California took 106 lives and burned more than 1.5 million acres of...By: Pepper Hamilton LLP
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Pepper Hamilton LLP | May 29,2019 |

Use of Restrictive Covenants in Residential Developments

Restrictive covenants are “building schemes” that operate outside of – and in addition to – municipal zoning bylaws. The obligations associated with restrictive covenants “run with the land” and are binding on any future buyer of the property....By: Field Law
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Field Law | May 29,2019 |

Uzbekistan has declared its largest region a free economic zone

On May 15, 2019, the President of Uzbekistan signed a decree making the entire territory of Navoi region a free economic zone (FEZ)....By: Dentons
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Dentons | May 28,2019 |

What’s Old Is New Again – Municipal Reserve Lands In Alberta Cannot Be Liened

Builders’ liens are a useful tool for unpaid contractors and subcontractors on a construction project. They provide a right to make a claim and register an instrument against title to a parcel of land, with the ultimate remedy being a sale of those...By: Field Law
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Field Law | May 28,2019 |
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