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New York Court Of Appeals Holds That Direct Consent By Landlord Is Not Necessary For Contractor To Enforce A Lien Against The Property For Work Performed For A Tenant
Thursday Jan 17,2019

Ferrara v. Peaches Café LLC, 2018 NY Lexis 3244 (November 20, 2018) - COR Ridge Road Company, LLC (“COR”), as landlord, entered into a 10 year lease with Peaches Café, LLC (“Peaches”)....
By: Pepper Hamilton LLP 

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The Good, the Bad, and the Yet to be Defined
Thursday Jan 17,2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) provided the most comprehensive update to the tax code in over two decades. Of the many changes the TCJA provided, Sections 1400Z-1 and 1400Z-2 of the IRC are of the most heavily discussed and analyzed by taxpayers...
By: Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP 

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Zoning Boards Are Not Free To Disregard Prior Rulings Where Property Conditions Remain Unchanged
Thursday Jan 17,2019

In a recent unpublished decision, the Appellate Division again confirmed that a zoning board may not reverse course without justification once it has made findings regarding a specific property. In Oster v. Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Township...
By: Cole Schotz 

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Florida Courts Consider Control, Not Contractual Privity, for Negligence Claims Against Design Professionals - Construction and Procurement Law News, Q4 2018
Wednesday Jan 16,2019

Though many states require a contractor to hold a contract directly with a design professional to pursue a claim against a designer for design omissions or defects, a recent case confirms that, in Florida, contractual privity (the legal term for a...
By: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

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Don’t Shut Me Down: Tips For Federal Contractors During A Government Shutdown
Wednesday Jan 16,2019

25 days and counting, the partial government shutdown has left many federal employees with an endless weekend and no paycheck....
By: Seyfarth Shaw LLP 

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General Contractors Working in Maryland: Amend Your Subcontract Form Now - Construction and Procurement Law News, Q4 2018
Wednesday Jan 16,2019

A new Maryland law – Md. Code, Lab & Empl., § 3-507.2 (the “Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law”) – makes general contractors on public and private projects in Maryland liable for unpaid subcontractor employee wages, regardless of subcontractor...
By: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

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More than Meets the Eye: Policy Exclusion May Not Apply When Initial Event is Covered Occurrence - Construction and Procurement Law News, Q4 2018
Wednesday Jan 16,2019

In a 2017 opinion, Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company, the Washington State Supreme Court analyzed whether an insurer breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing in refusing to defend its contractor insured on the basis of a...
By: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

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Ohio Supreme Court Bucks Recent Trend and Holds No Coverage for Construction Defects Under Commercial General Liability Policy - Construction and Procurement Law News, Q4 2018
Wednesday Jan 16,2019

The insurance coverage analysis under a commercial general liability (“CGL”) insurance policy begins with the “insuring agreement.” The standard CGL policy provides coverage for “those sums that the insured becomes legally obligated to pay as damages...
By: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

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