Blog Post
03/13/2020
By Kevin M. Levy

Unlicensed contractors in Georgia recently were dealt a blow by the state's Court of Appeals when three judges held that a contractor's failure to possess a valid state contractor's license precluded the contractor from bringing a lawsuit for unpaid fees. In Fleetwood v. Lucas, __ S.E.2d __, 2020 WL 1149734 (Ga. Ct. App. March 10, 2020), a panel of judges ruled against a contractor, who completed extensive repair and renovation work on two properties, because the contractor was not properly licensed by the state government.  

Blog Post
04/23/2019
By James Rohlfing

A bill pending in the Illinois legislature (HB2838) exemplifies a nationwide trend in the construction industry to hold a contractor who has a direct contract with an owner (“Direct Contractor”) liable for the unpaid wage and fringe benefit obligations of its subcontractors on a private project.

Blog Post
09/11/2018
By Megan E. Moyer

Those active in the construction industry are all too familiar with the increasingly common struggle of contractors and subcontractors getting paid for the work they perform. When financial disputes arise, the outcome is often a lengthy battle resulting in payments being withheld for weeks, months or even years after work is complete.  In 1994, the Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (73 P.S.

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