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A federal jury in the Northern District of Illinois recently awarded nearly $23 million to the developer of a luxury hotel in Chicago’s trendy West Loop arising from multiple breaches of contract and fraud by its design-builder. What is particularly striking about the judgment in NHC LLC v. Centaur...

During the 2022 legislative session, the Virginia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 550 (“SB 550”), which Virginia Governor Youngkin signed into law. SB 550 amends a portion of the Virginia Prompt Payment Act and a component of the Virginia wage theft statute, prohibiting “pay-if-paid” clauses in...

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...

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.

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...

Owners of a Massachusetts waste collection, recycling and removal company recently were held personally liable for their failure to pay their employees at prevailing wages. See Donis v. American Waste Services, LLC, 95 Mass.App.Ct. 317 (2019). Under Massachusetts law, wage violations are subject to...

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