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Appellate Division Endorses "Waiver Rule:" DEP Allowed To Waive Regulations In Limited Circumstances
Posted on 26 Mar 2013 by Peter J. Gallagher

On March 21, 2013, the Appellate Division rejected a challenge to the so-called Waiver Rule ( N.J.A.C. 7:1B-1.1, et seq .) [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], which allows the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP"... 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 subscribers ], seeks to make several amendments to the Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, 73 P.S. §... Read More

Update Relating to SB891 and Bond Claim Waivers
Posted on 26 Jun 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

Several bills were passed and will go into effect on July 1, 2015 that affect the construction industry here in Virginia. The most interesting of these was an amendment to the mechanic’s lien statutes relating to waivers of lien rights. As I... Read More

Prospective Waiver of Lien Rights by Subcontractors & Suppliers
Posted on 31 Aug 2015 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Jay Rixey , Associate, Vandeventer Black LLP Earlier this year, the General Assembly enacted legislation amending Virginia Code § 43-3, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this statute: | Lexis Advance ], providing that... Read More

Wow! A Mechanic’s Lien Bill That Helps Subcontractors and Suppliers
Posted on 14 Apr 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

You know how I’ve stated on many occasions that the contract is king here in Virginia? You know how that included contractual provisions waiving mechanic’s lien rights for subcontractors and suppliers? You know how I thought that the General... Read More