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New Maryland Law Makes General Contractors Liable for Paying Their Subcontractors’ Employees
Friday May 25,2018

At the tail-end of the 2018 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed Senate Bill 853, making construction general contractors jointly and severally liable for the failure of their subcontractors to pay their employees in compliance...
By: Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP 

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National Priorities List/Superfund: D.C. Court of Appeals Addresses Challenge to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Listing Decision
Thursday May 24,2018

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (“Court”) overturned a determination by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”). See Genuine Parts Co. v. EPA, No. 16-1416, 2018 WL 2271086 (D.C. Cir. May 18, 2018)....
By: Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, 

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A Project Consisting of Several Component Projects Is a Single Project or “Product Purchased by the Owner” Within the Meaning of the Indiana Economic Loss Rule; Only Damage to Pre-Exiting Property at the Site May Be Subject to Recovery in Negligence
Thursday May 24,2018

City of Whiting v. Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani, LLC, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44943 (N.D. Ind. Mar. 20, 2018) - The City of Whiting, Indiana (the “City”) undertook a 26-acre lakefront development project. It hired an engineering firm to serve as...
By: Pepper Hamilton LLP 

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Active Interference Wins Skee Ball Points and Precludes Enforcement of A “No Damages for Delay” Clause
Thursday May 24,2018

In construction contracts, “active interference” is a recognized exception to the enforcement of what is known as a “no damages for delay” clause. This type of provision seeks to preclude any increased costs associated with delays on the project....
By: Burr & Forman 

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OSHA Issues Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking For Crane Operator Certification – Shifting The Original Intent Of The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Thursday May 24,2018

In August 2010 OSHA issued the final cranes and derricks in construction standard, 1926 – Subpart CC. As part of that standard, crane operators were required to either be certified or qualified (depending on the option elected by an employer) by...
By: Jackson Lewis P.C. 

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5 Key Takeaways from a Defense Verdict in a 15-Year MLB Stadium Case
Thursday May 24,2018

Kilpatrick Townsend recently won a long and hard-fought battle resulting from the construction of a MLB stadium and wanted to share some practice pointers for how to prevail in a lengthy, nasty, and highly-complex construction dispute resulting from...
By: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP 

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After Turnover Do A Developer’s Actions (Or Inaction) Affect An Association’s Construction Defect Claims? YES
Wednesday May 23,2018

Yes, developers can be lazy, greedy good for nothing con-artists. Developers can also adversely affect the rights of an association by simply doing nothing. Specifically, a developer (owner of the property and declarant of the association) with...
By: Husch Blackwell LLP 

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Arkansas Legislator to Present at US P3 Infrastructure Forum 2018
Tuesday May 22,2018

Public-private partnerships (P3s) continue to grow in the United States, positively impacting the architecture, engineering, construction, development, finance, and public infrastructure industries and sectors of the economy. Arkansas is keeping pace...
By: Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, 

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