Blog Post
10/13/2021
By Gregory M. Boucher

A recent decision from the United States District Court for Massachusetts held a contractor and its owner personally liable for failing to pay a subcontractor and held that the contractor was liable for millions in damages to the owner resulting from owner’s termination of the contractor for cause. See BRT Mgmt. LLC v. Malden Storage, LLC, No. CV 17-10005-FDS, 2021 WL 4133298 (D. Mass. Sept. 10, 2021).

Blog Post
09/28/2021
By Gregory M. Boucher

A Texas appellate court recently ruled that an owner properly terminated its contract with a contractor, despite the owner’s failure to provide the contractor notice and an opportunity to cure. See TPG (Post Oak) Acquisition, LLC, et al. v. Greystone Multi-Family Builders, Inc., et al., First Court of Appeals of Texas, No. 01-18-00396-CV, 2021 WL 3870130 (August 31, 2021). The Texas appellate court reversed a trial court decision in favor of the contractor, which had ruled that the owner failed to provide the contractor notice and an opportunity to cure.

Blog Post
09/09/2021
By James Rohlfing

The construction industry is confronting new post-COVID challenges – construction materials shortages, extreme material price increases and supply chain disruptions, all of which are exacerbated by economic uncertainty.

Blog Post
08/16/2021
By Donald A. Rea

On August 9, 2021, the Senate passed a heavily amended version of the INVEST in America Act approving $1 trillion in infrastructure funding. That same day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doubled down on her promise that the House will not consider the infrastructure bill until Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation and jobs package is passed. However, nine moderate Democrats wrote Pelosi a letter last week stating exactly the opposite position, i.e., they will refuse to support the jobs bill until the House votes on the infrastructure bill.

Blog Post
08/11/2021
By Donald A. Rea

On August 9, 2021, the Senate passed a heavily amended version of HR 3684, the INVEST in America Act, which will extend approximately $450 billion in FY2021 infrastructure funds through 2022 and provide more than $547 billion in additional funding for infrastructure projects across the country.  The vote was 69 in favor to 30 opposed with several republican Senators voting for the bill.

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