David B. Lipnor | Cozen O’Connor | April 20, 2017 Effective December 31, 2016, Pennsylvania’s Mechanics’ Lien Law of 1963 (lien law) was amended to allow for an online State Construction Notices Directory (directory) to provide notice to parties involved in projects costing a minimum of $1,500,000 (searchable projects). This Alert provides an overview of… Continue reading New State Construction Notices Directory: A Valuable Tool for Owners
Eleanor M. Yost | Carlton Fields | April 21, 2017 “Buy American, Hire American” is no longer just a campaign slogan. It is the subject of an Executive Order signed by President Trump on April 19. The order details the Trump administration’s policy of ensuring compliance with existing domestic preference requirements, including by: requiring all… Continue reading 3 Things Contractors Should Do Now to Ensure “Buy American” Compliance in the Wake of Trump’s Executive Order
Kevin Pollack | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog | April 20, 2017 After denying claims, insurers sometime seek to avoid bad faith liability by taking their chances that a court will rule in their favor, and then, if the court rules otherwise, immediately tendering the monies owed under the insurance policy to the insured. A… Continue reading Can an Insurer Avoid Bad Faith by Waiting to Pay Until Court Rules the Policy Covers the Loss?
Nicole Vinson | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog | April 23, 2017 An April 2017 report by United Policyholders reveals the state rankings of homeowner insurance protections that impact buying insurance. The research revealed that many major insurance companies and many states withhold coverage and policy provisions from consumers during the purchase. These same companies and… Continue reading Essential Property Insurance Coverage Information Withheld from Consumers
Heidi Hudson Raschke | PropertyCasualtyFocus | April 21, 2017 Courts will generally uphold reasonable suit limitation periods in property insurance policies, if the insurer does not affirmatively waive or extend them. In MZM Real Estate Corp. v. Tower Ins. Co. of New York, No. 452741/2015 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. April 11, 2017), a New York court… Continue reading New York Court Upholds Suit Limitation Period, Ruling Appraisal is Not a Condition Precedent to Filing Suit