Published: April 23, 2019

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.

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Published: September 11, 2018

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.

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Published: July 26, 2018

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that federal contract law does not require active investigation by a subcontractor to demonstrate justifiable reliance relating to a fraudulent inducement claim asserted against a general contractor. 

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Published: April 10, 2017

A recent Massachusetts Appeals Court decision affirmed a trial court’s award to a subcontractor for a loss of productivity claim despite the lack of a time extension request.  See Central Ceilings, Inc. v. Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., 15 -P- 1117 (March 29, 2017).

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Published: March 28, 2013

In a decision under the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) that could apply in any state, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“Court”) ruled this month that when a general contractor agrees to an assignment of payments to a subcontractor’s lender, and the general contractor mistakenly makes pa

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Published: February 22, 2013

Pennsylvania's General Assembly recently enacted the Public Works Employment Verification Act (the "Act" or "Verification Act") (43 P.S.

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