By Michael Zisa
In a recent United States District Court for the District of Maryland decision, U.S. ex rel. Birckhead Electric, Inc. v. James W. Ancel, Inc...
By Alan Winkler
A number of years ago in Bunkoff General Contractors, Inc. v.
Dunham Electric, Inc. (2002), a New York appellate court recognized
the right of a general contractor to assert a claim against a
subcontractor for refusing to honor its bid.
By Gregory Begg
Before the current market crisis, many defined benefit plans
lacked sufficient assets to pay guaranteed retirement benefits.
With the events of the past several weeks, losses in those plans
have grown deeper, and still more plans have fallen into distress.
By Ralf Rodriguez
In today's challenging construction market, contractors
and developers must be prepared to handle bankruptcy law issues
that may arise during the course of their construction projects.
By Gary Moorefield
There are an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in America, making up about 5 percent of the workforce. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, illegal immigrants constitute 14 percent of construction workers.
By Richard Schwartz
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has painted a pessimistic picture for the U.S. economy for the remainder of this year and into 2009.
By William Thompson, Jr.
In our December 2007 Client Alert, Federal Regulations
Now Require All Government Contractors to Have a Comprehensive
By William Thompson, Jr.
On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous
decision in Allison Engine Co. v. United States, that limits
– but does not eliminate - the circumstances in which a
contractor or subcontractor on a federally funded project may be
liable under the federal False Claims Act
By Paul Monte
, Alvin Goldstein
Many contractors on New York City construction projects have
mistakenly come to believe that the
"no-damage-for-delay" clause in their contract
creates an absolute bar to recovery of delay damages.
By Stephen Reisman
, Seth Rubinson
, Neal Sklar
This is an update to our January 2008 Client Alert, informing
you about two important cases decided by the Florida Supreme Court.
By Lisa Dal Gallo
Advancements in technology, fueled by long held aspirations for efficiency, are transforming the way in which we build.
By Michael Branca
In June 2007, the Association for the Advancement of Cost
Engineers International (AACE) published its Recommended
Practice on Forensic Schedule Analysis (RPFSA).
By Matt Coglianese
Hopefully, this is simply a rhetorical question. As the
reality of global warming, or climate change, sinks in, it is
obvious that many aspects of the global economy, if not fueled
by green, will have green components.
By Tom Thompson
Contractor compliance programs are now mandatory.
By Michael Zicherman Esq
On February 19, 2008, in two cases that are likely to have far reaching implications for both insurers and insureds, the New York Court of Appeals (the state’s highest court), issued a landmark decision in Bi-Economy Market, Inc. v. Harleysville Insurance Company and Panasia Estates, Inc. v. Hudson Insurance Company, holding that an insurance carrier which wrongfully delays payment or denies coverage to its insured may be liable for consequential damages or other extra-contractual damages suffer