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McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Construction Alert - What Was That Court Thinking?

By Diane M. Tokarsky , Esquire, Chair, Construction and Procurement Law Just when you thought you understood the rules of the game in relation to the Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law ("Act"), the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued the game changing decision, Bricklayers of Western Pennsylvania...

Be Careful with “Green” Construction

As readers of Construction Law Musings can attest, I am an enthusiastic (if at times skeptical) supporter of sustainable (or "green") building . I am solidly behind the environmental and other benefits of this type of construction. However, I have likened myself to that loveable donkey Eeyore...

Restoring the Lead Paint RRP Opt-Out- How Does it Affect You?

We've discussed the Lead Paint RRP requirements in the past here at Construction Law Musings. Since its passage almost a year ago, there has been a lot of debate about its necessity and cost. While this debate is interesting, I recommend a Google search on this topic for you to get all angles. I'll...

Vandeventer Black LLP: "Best Value" Procurement? - Not for Virginia Public Sealed Bidding

By Neil Lowenstein With increasing regularity, various procuring agencies had been swimming in the "best value" pool for their procurements. Following the well established federal procurement practice, their solicitations included language along the lines that the procuring agency reserved...

Duane Morris LLP: New E-Verify Requirement for Pa. Public Works Contractors, Beginning January 1, 2013

On July 5, 2012, Pennsylvania Gov. Thomas Corbett signed into law S.B. 637 , requiring state public works contractors and subcontractors involved in projects of more than $25,000 to use E-Verify starting on January 1, 2013, or they will lose their right to contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania...