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More on Fraud, Opinions and Contracts

Here at Construction Law Musings , I have discussed the interaction between fraud and contracts on many occasions . Recently, I got to put my advice into action. I am counsel for the plaintiff in the matter of Environmental Staffing Acquisition Corp. v. Beamon, et. al. in the Portsmouth, VA Circuit Court...

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – February 8th, 2012 Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Redevelopment Law Unconstitutional Because of Impairment of Contract?

By Geoffrey Willis Largely lost in the noise and furor surrounding the decision by the California Supreme Court upholding AB 1X 26 ( California Redevelopment Association v. Matosantos (2011) 53 Cal.4th 231[ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], which terminated the functions of local...

Sometimes Scope Of Work Isn’t Obvious

We discuss contracts often here at Construction Law Musings . Why? Because in most states, and particularly in my home state of Virginia, the contract creates the “law” that will govern your interaction on a construction project. In construction, every word of the contract will be read carefully...

Should a General Contractor Tell a Sub that its Bid is Too Low?

A recent article by my pal, and occasional guest poster , Craig Martin ( @craigmartin_jd ) asks the question: “ Does a General Contractor Have to Tell a Subcontractor that its Bid is Too Low? ” In his great post on a recent Nebraska decision, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...