James T. Dixon | Brouse McDowell Ohio’s residential homebuilders and remodelers set themselves up to lose disputes even before projects begin because their contract forms do not comply with Ohio law. Based on the experience of the attorneys in Brouse McDowell’s Construction Practice Group, very few small contractors have compliant forms. Residential construction is governed… Continue reading Ohio’s Homebuilders and Remodelers Must Improve Their Contract Forms
David Adelstein | Florida Construction Legal Updates On a construction project, it’s hard to argue that the involved parties — whether an architect, engineer, contractor, subcontractor, developer, etc. — are not experts in their field, i.e., they all some scientific, technical, or specialized knowledge or skill particular to their industry. However, this does NOT mean when they testify… Continue reading Just Because I May be an “Expert” Does Not Mean I am Giving Expert Testimony
Travis Colburn | Ahlers, Cressman & Sleight A project’s Substantial Completion date is a critical construction milestone for contractors and owners. Depending on the contract, the date of Substantial Completion has project-specific contractual and statutory consequences. Substantial Completion is an “event” – there is no universal definition of the term. It is generally understood to… Continue reading Substantial Completion Explained: What Contractors & Owners Should Know
Emily M. Coffey, Casandra M. Langstaff and J. Daniel Weidner | Koley Jessen What is “Substantial Completion”? In the realm of construction law, the concept of “substantial completion,” also referred to as “substantial performance,” is of critical importance. The point in time at which substantial completion is achieved for a project has a number of… Continue reading What Is “Substantial Completion” and Why Does It Matter?
Garret Murai | California Construction Law Blog First things first. Happy New Year! Hope you had a good one. To start things off in the new year we’ve got an employment-related case for you – Gonzalez v. Mathis, 12 Cal.5th 29 (2021) – a California Supreme Court case involving the Privette Doctrine. For those not familiar… Continue reading California Supreme Court Declines Request to Expand Exceptions to Privette Doctrine for Known Hazards