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Georgia Supreme Court - Negligent Construction Is an “Occurrence” Under Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies
Posted on 21 Mar 2011 by johnlwatkins

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP In a 6-1 opinion issued on March 7, 2011, the Supreme Court of Georgia joined a growing national trend and held that negligent construction that results in damage to property other than the contractor’s... 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

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

When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?
Posted on 22 Sep 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

I have discussed my views on mandatory mediation in construction contracts at other places here at Musings and also discussed how the contract is king here in Virginia . A recent Charlottesville, Virginia Circuit Court case, [subscribers can access an... Read More

Payment Bond Claim Notice Requires More than Mailing
Posted on 17 Sep 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

It’s been a while since I posted something new relating to Virginia’s “ Little Miller Act ” and its various notice requirements for a subcontractor to make a payment bond claim . I have posted on the basics of a Virginia payment... Read More