Lexie R. Pereira | Forum on Construction Law Construction industry association groups applaud the June 11, 2020 U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia’s decision, which denied the AFL-CIO’s (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) emergency petition for a writ of mandamus against OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).1 In what some… Continue reading Plot Twist: Construction Industry Groups Applaud Court’s Decision to Defer to OSHA
Anthony V. Finizio | Constructlaw A Michigan federal court partially granted Consumers Energy Company’s (“CEC”) motion to dismiss P.A.L. Environmental Safety Corporation’s (“PAL”) complaint alleging numerous causes of action in connection with its suit against CEC and contractor North American Dismantling Corporation (“NADC”) for outstanding payment stemming from asbestos abatement work at a CEC-owned power… Continue reading Michigan Federal Court Permits Subcontractor’s Quasi-Contractual Claims to Proceed Despite Existence of Express Contract Covering the Same Subject Matter
Cristina Savian | AEC Business Blockchain technology claimed to have the potential to disrupt many aspects of how companies do business. And like other emerging technologies, I have been exploring its uses, benefits and assessing its potential opportunities in the construction industry. If like me, you have been wondering what it is and if its… Continue reading Do We Need Blockchain in Construction?
Dave McLain | Colorado Construction Litigation As previously reported, SB 20-138, “Concerning Increased Consumer Protection for Homeowners Seeking Relief for Construction Defects,” would have extended the Colorado statute of repose applicable to construction defect claims. Senate Bill 20-138, if enacted, would have: Extended Colorado’s statute of repose for construction defects from 6+2 years to 10+2 years; Required… Continue reading Colorado Legislature Kills SB 20-138 – A Bill to Extend Colorado’s Statute of Repose
Michael P. Beltran | Ansa Assuncao As many homeowners have decided to conduct overdue home improvement projects while they are spending more time at home, consumers need to be aware of Florida’s lien law. As a mandatory disclosure required in all contracts greater than $2,500 states: ACCORDING TO FLORIDA’S CONSTRUCTION LIEN LAW (SECTIONS 713.001-713.37, FLORIDA… Continue reading Homeowners Beware of Construction Liens