Construction

New Supreme Court of Virginia Case Demonstrates the Peril of Bad Indemnity Clause

Posted on by William R. Mauck, Jr. in Construction

A general contractor could not recover indemnity from any of its subcontractors for losses the general contractor sustained...
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Contractors: To Waive Or Not To Waive Consequential Damages?

Posted on by William R. Mauck, Jr. in Construction

A waiver of consequential damages is contained in many construction contracts.
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New Vosh Policy Effective July 1, 2015 to Prevent Worker Misclassification

Posted on by William R. Mauck, Jr. in Construction

Effective July 2015, the VA Department of Labor and Industry will implement a new VOSH policy to combat misclassification of workers.
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Good News for Subcontractors and Suppliers: Prospective Lien and Bond Claim Waivers are Null and Void

Posted on by William R. Mauck, Jr. in Construction

With the passage of Senate Bill 891,Virginia joins the ranks of a majority of states that prohibit mechanic's lien or payment bond claim waivers.
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Avoiding These Common Contract Administration Issues May Lessen the Likelihood of Claims

Posted on by William R. Mauck, Jr. in Construction

This article highlights the most frequent project administration mistakes made by contractors that cause or contribute to disputes and claims.
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VA Supreme Court Declares General Contractor Not a Necessary Party to Lien Enforcement Suit

Posted on by William R. Mauck, Jr. in Construction

A new decision from the Supreme Court of Virginia involving mechanic's liens may take some by surprise.
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Without A Fee-Shifting Provision, Recovery Of Attorney's Fees Is Highly Unlikely In Construction Disputes

Posted on by William R. Mauck, Jr. in Construction

Contractors should include fee-shifting provisions in their contracts and subcontracts to preserve their rights to recover attorney's fee.
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