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...
Many cases are pending in state and federal courts from Virginia through
Louisiana over damages caused to homes built with Chinese Drywall. While
the Consumer Product Safety Commission continues a massive investigation into
By James R. Harvey , Partner, Vandeventer Black LLP
Shifting the significant risk of loss is a basic part of construction contracting. Contractors are familiar with requirements to provide proof of insurance and to name the owner, architect and general...
By Jane Tucker
Is the use of your trademark as a keyword in online advertising an
infringement on your trademark?
The issue of whether the search engine
provider that sells the keyword is liable for trademark infringement is still
up in the...
By George Nicholos
On April 22, 2008, the United States Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) issued its Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) requiring
the use of lead safe practices and procedures for contractors performing
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...
[ 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...