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The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, as well as the Pennsylvania Prompt Payment Act, are Subject to the Six-year Statute of Limitations Set Forth in Section 5527(b) of the Judicial Code
Posted on 4 Jun 2015 by Babst Calland

By Dylan B. Spadaccino, Esq. In East Coast Paving & Sealcoating, Inc. v. North Allegheny School Dist ., No. 751 C.D. 2014 (Pa.Cmwlth. March 6, 2015) , East Coast filed a complaint against the School District seeking, among other things, damages... Read More

North Carolina “Little Miller” Payment Bonds: The Short Summary©
Posted on 19 Mar 2015 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Neil Lowenstein , Attorney, Vandeventer Black LLP [1] Like many states, North Carolina has “Little Miller” code provisions intended for the protection of those that furnish labor or materials for North Carolina public projects since... Read More

The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute- The Claim
Posted on 22 Jan 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

A new year brings with it promise and challenges. The promise is a relatively clean slate and the thought that 2015 will be a great year for construction professionals and those that assist them. The challenges come from the almost inevitable issues that... Read More

Construction Bonds - A Relatively Small Exception to Fraud and Contract Don’t Mix
Posted on 23 Jun 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

Remember all of my posts about how fraud and contract claims don’t usually play well in litigation? Well, as always with the law, there are exceptions. For instance, a well plead Virginia Consumer Protection Act claim will survive a dismissal challenge... Read More

Legislative Update: Bill Introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to Amend the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by Babst Calland

By Jim Miller House Bill 726 (the “Bill” or “HB 726”), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], seeks to make several amendments to the Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, 73 P.S. §... Read More

Construction Law 2014: A Year in Review – RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER
Posted on 23 Mar 2015 by Babst Calland

Due to the weather for Thursday, March 5, 2015, Babst Calland’s Construction Law 2014: The Year in Review seminar has been rescheduled and will now be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and... Read More

A Subcontract Term That Conflicts With the Miller Act Is Ineffective In a Suit Against the Surety On the Payment Bond – But, That Right May Be Waived
Posted on 3 Jun 2015 by Babst Calland

By Dylan B. Spadaccino, Esq. In United States ex rel. Marenalley Constr., LLC v. Zurich American Ins. Co., et al , Civil Action No. 14-4581 (E.D. Pa. March 13, 2015), a subcontractor filed suit under the Miller Act, [ enhanced version available... Read More

Authorized Agents of a Property Owner Are Not Subject to Individual Liability Under CASPA
Posted on 30 Mar 2015 by Babst Calland

By Dylan B. Spadaccino, Esq. , Associate, Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C. It is not uncommon for contractors and subcontractors to be verbally directed to perform extra work on construction projects without written change orders. Construction... Read More

Statutory Subcontract Limits And Requirements For North Carolina Subcontracts: The Short Summary©
Posted on 25 Mar 2015 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Neil Lowenstein [1], Attorney, Vandeventer Black LLP Below is a short summary of some of the statutory requirements and constraints in the North Carolina code regarding subcontract requirements for North Carolina projects (commercial or public)... Read More