Mark Morris and Tyson Prisbrey | Snell & Wilmer In its decision Larry Boynton v. Kennecott Utah Copper, LLC, 2021 UT 40, the Utah Supreme Court found that premises operators owed a duty of care to prevent take-home exposure to asbestos dust not only its employees, but also to independent contractors on the premises. The Court… Continue reading In Utah, Asbestos Take-Home Exposure Equates to Damages Exposure For Premises Operators and Contractors
Steven A. Neeley | Construction Executive In today’s world, there is a tendency to believe that everything must be preserved forever. The common belief is that documents, emails, text messages, etc. cannot be deleted because doing so may be viewed as spoliation (i.e., intentionally destroying relevant evidence). A party guilty of spoliation can be sanctioned,… Continue reading The Difference Between Routine Document Destruction and Spoliation
David Adelstein | Florida Construction Legal Updates How do you determine damages for a breach of a construction contract? If you are interested in pursing a breach of a construction contract action, this is something you NEED TO KNOW! The recent Fourth District Court of Appeal’s decision in Cano, Inc. v. Judet, 46 Fla. L. Weekly… Continue reading Measure of Damages for Breach of Construction Contract
Chris Broughton | ConsensusDocs Introduction: Under a no-damage-for-delay clause, the owner is not liable for any monetary damages resulting from delays on the project. In lieu of monetary recovery, the contractor’s remaining remedy is a non-compensatory time extension. These clauses are common at the contractor-subcontractor interface as well. While no-damage-for-delay clauses are enforced in most… Continue reading No Damage for Delay? No Problem: Exceptions to the Enforceability of No Damage for Delay Clauses
David A. Cox | Stoel Rives The coined phrase “time is money” especially applies in the construction industry. Construction participants go to great lengths to build their projects on time and avoid delay costs. To facilitate timely project completion, construction schedulers create sophisticated project schedules utilizing the critical path method (CPM). CPM scheduling identifies the… Continue reading Who Owns the Project’s ‘Float,’ and What Should Be Done About It?