In case you could not get in touch with me on Friday, I was standing in the rain all afternoon. But it was for a great cause, so please forgive me. Beginning at 5:30am and lasting most of the day, 15 teams of local contractors and construction service providers weathered the storm for the AGC
It’s Puzzling: Explaining a Statute of Repose for Construction Defects
As I stepped out of the shower this morning, something stuck to the bottom of my foot. It was Florida. … Today’s post features an explanation of the statute of repose for construction defects.
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Ray Bell: The Passing of a Construction Icon
It is with great sadness to report that Tennessee construction icon, C. Ray Bell, passed away over the weekend due to heart complications.
I had the privilege of working with Ray Bell Construction Co. during the time when the company was transitioning leadership from Ray to his two sons and top executives…
On the Fence? Tennessee Courts Will Enfoce Those HOA Covenants
The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently enforced restrictive covenants in a dispute between the HOA and a resident who built a fence without prior approval. He had to tear it down ……
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New Policy? New Position? Riding the Waves of Change in the Workplace
You may have noticed that I recently transitioned to a new law firm this week. I am happy to announce that I have joined Stites & Harbison PLLC as a partner in the Construction Service Group and the Green Law Practice Group. The past few weeks have seemed like a tropical storm … and the…
Muchos Problemas: Music City Center Highlights TN’s “Immigrant Labor” Construction Laws
Last night, the evening news reported that Tennessee House Democrat Leader Mike Turner planned to file a complaint with the Department of Labor, alleging that "one of the contractors working on the Music City Center project is hiring illegal immigrants." Turner stated that he received the information from an inside source.
Just Passing Through: TN Court Rejects Subcontractor’s Pass-Through Claim Against State
“pass through claims” “sovereign immunity” “Kay and Kay Contracting” “Tennessee claims commission” “TDOT” “claims against TDOT”…
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Flooding and Mold: Court Explains Discovery Rule and Effect on Statute of Limitations
You’ve heard about Nashville’s historic flood almost six weeks ago and all the damage that it has caused to thousands of homes throughout Middle Tennessee. Just this morning, Nashville Metro government sent 305 buyout letters to homeowners whose homes were damaged within the floodway, the area where water flows most swiftly during a flood. Today’s…
Nashville Flood Recovery: Do I Need A Building Permit for Repairs?
Short answer: Yes.
While most of the best practices that I talk about here involve commercial developments, today’s post applies both to residential and commercial projects. It’s been two weeks since the historic flooding in Nashville and there is a lot of cleaning up and repair to be done. On Friday, I received an alert from…
Nashville Flood Waters Recede: What To Do About Insurance Claims, Business Recovery and Home Repairs
On Saturday, it rained … and rained … and rained.
On Sunday, it flooded.
On Monday, I took off from work to help stage a shelter at my local church for a number of Nashville flood victims.
On Tuesday, I spent part of the day with displaced residents whose homes were completely demolished. I spent the rest of…