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By Sunu M. Pillai

A California Corporation, Swinerton Builders, Inc. ("Swinerton"), entered into a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with a West Virginia company, March-Westin Company, Inc. ("March-Westin"), for March-Westin to provide timber products.  Swinerton subsequently issued a work order to March-Westin under the MSA for a project in Colorado and, following a disagreement on schedule and price, rescinded the work order.  March-Westin filed a complaint against Swinerton in the U.S.

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By Garry R. Boehlert and Sunu M. Pillai

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has proposed new policies on the applicability of the Buy America provisions in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  Under the proposed policies, the Buy America provisions in the FAST Act do not apply to contracts entered into before October 1, 2015.  FTA also proposed public interest waivers for contracts entered into between October 1, 2015 and December 4, 2015, and for some contracts entered into after December 4, 2015.  For contracts entered into after December 4, 2015 that do not fall within the scope of a gen

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By John P. Englert

In an attempt to strengthen its Crystalline Silica exposure rule, on September 12, 2013, OSHA proposed significant changes that could result in higher compliance costs and may require additional risk management strategies for affected industries. 78 Fed. Reg. 56274. The more stringent proposed rule will affect the construction and manufacturing industries, as well as operations using industrial sand products, such as hydraulic fracturing in the oil and gas industry.

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By Gregory M. Boucher

On November 19, 2013, the Associated Builders and Contractors (“ABC”) filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the implementation of new federal regulations affecting employers with more than 50 employees and with more than $50,000 in federal government contracts. The new regulations include a 7 percent disabled workforce goal and more stringent employer tracking of employment statistics. ABC has filed for an injunction to prevent the new regulations from taking effect on March 24, 2014.

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