Published: May 29, 2019

In a case of first impression, Maryland’s intermediate appellate court recently held that a subrogation waiver in an owner’s prime contractor contract does not bar a subcontractor claim for contribution against the prime contractor.  See Gables Constr., Inc. v. Red Coats, Inc., No.

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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: April 19, 2019

A recent decision from the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut is a reminder to contractors and developers that indemnification agreements tied to bonds usually heavily favor and give a large amount of discretion to insurers issuing bonds.  See Arch Ins. Co. v.

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Published: March 26, 2019

A recent Federal Court summary judgment decision provides a stark warning for contractors and owners to adequately secure their construction sites, or risk denial of insurance coverage.  See Praetorian Ins. Co. v. Axia Contracting, LLC, No. 17-CV-2034-WJM-KLM, 2019 WL 1002939 (D.

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Published: February 19, 2019

A United States Department of Justice investigation of two construction companies and their owners has resulted in a $3.6 million settlement following allegations that the companies defrauded the Small Business Administration (SBA).  The fraud resulted from false statements in the SBA bid pr

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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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