Christopher N. Thatch, Kevin O’Brien and Daniel D. McMillan | Jones Day In Short The Situation: A growing number of states have enacted “home-court” laws of varying scope that require construction disputes to be litigated or arbitrated in the state where the project is built, and under the governing law of that state. The Result:… Continue reading Home-Court Rules and Construction Disputes: An Update
David K. Taylor | Buildsmart Construction law is NOT boring, at least that’s what I tell my daughters. In these series of posts, I will explore some of the VERY interesting historical facts about construction law that can be used at your next motion hearing, family gathering, social event or fellow lawyer meeting. While these… Continue reading Construction Law History Lesson No. 1: What Do Thomas Jefferson and Mechanics Liens Have in Common?
Claims Journal Insurers created the appraisal process to provide an efficient way to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom using disinterested experts, but lately insurer skepticism about appraiser impartiality has become a new source of litigation. Insurance defense attorneys are increasingly likely to challenge appraisal awards that they believe are tainted by appraisers who are… Continue reading Insurers Challenging Awards When Appraisers’ ‘Disinterest’ in Question
Garret Murai | California Construction Law Blog “The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine” – Plutarch And grind they do . . . slowly. For long time readers of the California Construction Law Blog you may recall a case we reported on over three years ago in 2018 – Sandoval v. Qualcomm Incorporated –… Continue reading A Riveting (or at Least Insightful) Explanation of the Privette Doctrine
Robert S. Fine, Esq. | GreenbergTraurig Since the late 1980s, Florida has had in place legislation that preempted all accessibility requirements to the state Legislature. See, e.g., §§ 553.503, 553.513 (and formerly 553.495). Between 1989 and today, all state-mandated accessibility requirements were found in the Florida Accessibility Code or prescribed by the Florida Fair Housing Act.… Continue reading State Fire Marshall to Rescind Grab Bar Requirements in 7th Edition of Florida Fire Prevention Code