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Over the past four weeks, I’ve “mused” on the “stages” of a construction dispute. What started as a kernel of thought in my mind turned into what has seemed to be a popular set of four posts that I hope were both informative and interesting. Because of the great feedback I’ve gotten, I thought that I’d consolidate the posts into one so that my readers (thank you, by the way) will have them all in one place. Here they are:
The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute- The Claim - This post discussed the steps for setting out a claim under your construction contract and the steps to lay the groundwork should you need to move forward with a more formal means of collection.
The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 2- Increase the Heat - This post discussed various methods to increase the heat on the party with whom you have a claim prior to litigation or arbitration.
The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 3- The Last Straw - This post discussed what to do when your construction claim is not resolved in either of the first two stages and the steps in either litigation or arbitration.
Anatomy of a Construction Dispute- An Alternative- This post discussed my favorite form of dispute resolution, mediation, as an alternative to the cost and uncertainty of construction litigation or arbitration.
Each of these posts provides a brief overview of the construction dispute process. Your particular construction issues and necessary actions will depend on your state’s laws and the contract between you and the other party. I always recommend that you consult a local construction attorney to help advise you through this process.
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