[ Originally published 01/01/2011 ]
Hope springs eternal at the beginning of any project, and the last thing any
developer, general contractor, or subcontractor is anticipating is a problem
that delays the project or cancels the...
The Davis-Bacon Act (the "Act") requires payment of "prevailing
wages." See 40 USC Section 3142(c) . The minimum wages to be
paid are those that the Secretary of Labor determines to be prevailing for...
The "total cost method" of quantifying construction claims historically has
been disfavored. This methodology compares the bid price of the project
work with the total cost of the project work as performed, attributing...
By Jane Tucker
Ownership of architectural plans belongs to the creator of those plans, not
to the person whose house is being built from those plans, in the absence of an
agreement to the contrary.
For example, Homeowner #1 retains and pays...
By Michael P. Giordano, Vandeventer Black LLP
While the United States grips with the devastating effects of a tragic offshore oil spill, states on the Atlantic coast are turning their focus toward the development of a different kind of energy off...
By Carolyn Weaver
A federal judge held a preliminary hearing Monday [Jan. 30] in the criminal case against a former New York immigration lawyer who prosecutors say made millions of dollars leading a fraud scheme that won legal immigration status for...
In the current struggling financial climate, contractors cannot afford to
lose work because of procedural defects in their bids or proposals for
government work. The failure to submit a bid by the deadline established
by the government...