How to Prevent Frequent Contract Errors in Large Construction Projects

Judge Chad Allred | JAMS Fantastic news! The deal has come together—for construction of the steel bridge or for placement of the exterior panels on the downtown high-rise or for the dirt work at the site of the new energy plant. All the hard work, planning, bidding and negotiation have reached a culmination! Well, not… Continue reading How to Prevent Frequent Contract Errors in Large Construction Projects

Insurers Dispute Sharing of Defense in Construction Defect Case

Tred R. Eyerly | Insurance Law Hawaii    The California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s decision that the defending insurer was not entitled to reimbursement of defense costs from another insurer based upon a subcontract and additional insured endorsement. Zurich Am. Ins. Co. v. Old Republic Gen. Ins. Corp., 2024 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS… Continue reading Insurers Dispute Sharing of Defense in Construction Defect Case

Resolving Subcontractor Disputes with Pass-Through Claims and Liquidation Agreements

Stephanie Cooksey | Texas Contractor Imagine a project where you are unable to reach final completion due to an unresolved subcontractor claim. If the project owner is responsible for the claim, and both the owner and subcontractor are entrenched in their positions, how would you resolve this dispute? The default option is a three-party lawsuit… Continue reading Resolving Subcontractor Disputes with Pass-Through Claims and Liquidation Agreements

How The JAMS Artificial Intelligence Rules Will Improve Dispute Resolution

Ryan Abbott Esq. and Daniel B. Garrie Esq. | JAMS With deep experience in both AI and dispute resolution, we are the co-creators of the JAMS Artificial Intelligence Disputes Clause, Rules and Protective Order (AI Rules). We created these rules to address some of the challenges posed by AI-related disputes. Tailored rules can result in… Continue reading How The JAMS Artificial Intelligence Rules Will Improve Dispute Resolution

The Small Stuff: Small Claims Court and Limited Civil Court Jurisdictional Limits

Garret Murai | California Construction Law Blog Sometimes the small stuff matters.  And when it comes to legal disputes this can pose a problem for clients as well as their attorneys because litigation and arbitration, the two most frequently utilized venues to resolve legal disputes in the United States, can be and usually are expensive.… Continue reading The Small Stuff: Small Claims Court and Limited Civil Court Jurisdictional Limits

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